The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is already being written


Spider-Man won’t be swinging into cinemas again until next summer, but Marvel are already setting up shop on a sequel.

Columbia Pictures have hired screenwriter James Vanderbilt to write a follow-up to Marc Webb’s 3D reboot, which stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

Vanderbilt most recently penned the script for comic adap The Losers , and is currently working on the screenplay for the Total Recall reboot.

Apparently a meeting he took with the Spider-Man filmmakers and studio executives went very well, with them giving his outline an enthusiastic thumbs up and hiring him to start scribbling.

Clearly Marvel are expecting their new Spider-Man movie to be a massive success - and based on the internet hullabaloo surrounding the project, their confidence that it’ll birth a new film franchise probably isn’t entire misplaced.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens 3 July, 2012.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.