Sony Pictures has announced that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been hired to work on the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft for the sequel, which is scheduled for release on May 2, 2014. Production on the sequel will begin in the first quarter of 2013.
Kurtzman and Orci said: “We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans 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.”
The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb, is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.