by Brett White
With "Amazing Spider-Man 2" still over half a year away from hitting theaters, it could seem a bit premature for Sony to have already hired screenwriters from the already announced 2016 trilogy-capper. But when you have a film that could include up to six bad guys, you want to get your screenwriters working ASAP.
With that in mind, Sony has decided to stick with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner for "Amazing Spider-Man 3" rather than gambling with other writers. This could be seen as a risky move considering that the trio has been hired before fans and critics have any idea what their take on Spider-Man will entail. Fingers crossed audiences enjoy the film, particularly its script.
This development isn't so surprising considering the jumpstarts involved in pretty much every decision surrounding the "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise. A sequel was greenlit and Kurtzman and Orci were actually hired before the first "Amazing Spider-Man" hit theaters in 2012. They were admittedly in the middle of writing "Amazing Spider-Man 2" back in June 2012. Then, with that sequel still a year out, Sony went on and signed on for two additional Spider-Man movies this past June. I wouldn't be surprised if Sony decides to go on and develop a high school drama centered around Flash Thompson and the gang a go, what with all the TV projects being announced. Sony's really sure about their fledgling franchise.
Kurtzman and Orci have become two of Hollywood's hottest writers, having collaborated with J.J. Abrams on "Mission: Impossible III" and both of his "Star Trek" films. They were also responsible for the first two "Transformers" films. Jeff Pinkner makes his big screen debut with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" after writing and producing television series like "Fringe," "Lost," and "Alias."
"The Amazing Spider-Man 3" opens on June 10, 2016, in a world no doubt populated by flying cars and 4D Blu-rays.
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