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.
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