We have yet to set eyes on our first piece of footage for the Spider-Man reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," but that hasn't stopped us from getting pumped.
We know it's an origin story about how a college-age Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield) becomes Spider-Man. We think his adversary is Dr. Curt Connors, also known as the Lizard. But we don't know much beyond that, because it's still shooting as you read this.
But now we do know something else. We know "The Amazing Spider-Man" is getting a sequel!
According to THR's Heat Vision, Sony has hired James Vanderbilt to write the sequel. Or re-hired, rather, since Vanderbilt was responsible for writing the current film, "The Amazing Spider-Man." He pitched his idea for the sequel, Sony liked it, and kept him on board instead of bringing in a fresh approach.
Of course, we're in the dark as to exactly what that idea is, just as we don't exactly know what the story is for "The Amazing Spider-Man." Sony is big on Spidey secrecy. But we can guess that the sequel might introduce Spider-Man's most famous nemesis: The Green Goblin. We might also see the exit of Gwen Stacy, and the introduction of the most famous redhead in comics, Mary Jane.
It's no surprise Sony had plans for multiple Spider-Man films. It is why they restarted the series, after all. But it is surprising to see it underway so soon, and it really does suggest everyone is confident in what Marc Webb, Garfield and Vanderbilt have done already. Vanderbilt's return even implies he has some big over-arching ideas for Peter Parker and now will be able to see them through.
Now, can July 3, 2012, get here a little faster? We'd like to see "The Amazing Spider-Man" before we know what happens in part two.