The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will go into production in 2013

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are re-writing the script

The Amazing Spider-Man may not be in cinemas for another couple of months, but Sony aren't resting on their laurels, as proven by the announcement that the sequel will go into production in early 2013.

A first draft of the script had previously been written by James Vanderbilt, but the studio has now revealed that screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen) have been brought in to give it a rewrite.

"We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans," said the pair in an official statement, "so, to us, the opportunity to work on this film is akin to being handed the Holy Grail. We love the direction Sony and the filmmakers are taking the Peter Parker / Spider-Man mythology and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of this legendary franchise."

"It's a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well," said Producer Avi Arad. "They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us."

The film is currently scheduled to open in the US on 2 May 2014, with first outing The Amazing Spider-Man opening over here on 4 July 2012. It seems as though Sony have big plans for their friendly neighbourhood web-slinger...

Are Kurtzman and Orci the right men for the job? Tell us, below...

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    • FBMBurgess

      Apr 25th 2012, 11:56

      Hmm - Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci... is there a more 'hit-and-miss' writing team out there? Very Good: Star Trek, Transformers, M:I 3 and Fringe. Very Bad: Transformers 2, Cowboys & Aliens, The Legend of Zorro... (Obviously this is all personal preference).

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    • magicwings

      Apr 25th 2012, 12:27

      I'm definitely agreeing with you Burgess.Hopefully they're due a decent script next...

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    • revan1138

      Apr 25th 2012, 13:43

      2 month wait after the yanks is going back to the dark ages.much like when we had to wait over 2 months for star wars episode 1.

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    • revan1138

      Apr 25th 2012, 13:43

      2 month wait after the yanks is going back to the dark ages.much like when we had to wait over 2 months for star wars episode 1.

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    • revan1138

      Apr 25th 2012, 13:43

      2 month wait after the yanks is going back to the dark ages.much like when we had to wait over 2 months for star wars episode 1.

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:51

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:51

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:51

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:51

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:52

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:52

      @revan1138 : What are you talking about? The Amazing Spider-Man opens in July on both sides of the Atlantic, the USA will not get it before us :-s

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    • trist808

      Apr 25th 2012, 14:53

      WTF? So sorry about the multiple posts, I have no idea what's wrong with TF's website at the moment.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 25th 2012, 19:24

      That's assuming the movie is a success. Sure the internet is always full of whining fans(like myself) but I get the sense there annoyance and anger towards this reboot will crossover to the casual movie goers.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 25th 2012, 19:25

      their*

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    • FBMBurgess

      Apr 25th 2012, 20:45

      I was a huge fan of Spiderman 1 & 2, and I wanted to be unhappy with this reboot, but the truth is: if Garfield and Webb had done it first, then in this backwards universe we'd now be unhappy about a Maguire/Raimi reboot. Just because it came first doesn't mean it deserves our unquestioning loyalty. I will absolutely give this movie a chance. I don't think the annoyance of diehards will spill over into the mainstream audience, but at the same time, unless it gets *rave* reviews, I don't think it will do as well as Spiderman 1, because that was a defining movie, ahead of it's time.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 25th 2012, 21:49

      Which villians? Electro? There is room for improvement with the Power Ranger Green Goblin of Raimi's first one. But Molina's Doc OCk is untouchable, if only they let him stayed the bad guy and not seen the error of his ways..

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    • FBCSharp55

      Apr 25th 2012, 21:57

      Great... the writing duo behind Transformers: Revenge of he Fallen are penning Spider-Man 2, because the Transformers sequel was such a succes this can't fail.........

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 26th 2012, 14:59

      Surprised Rhino hasn't been used yet. There's also The Kingpin and Mysterio.

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