THR reports that James Vanderbilt, the man who was hired to pen Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man (formally known as the Spider-Man reboot), has already been asked by the studio to start writing the superhero movie’s sequel.
The writer was originally hired to write the script for Spider-Man 4 back when Sam Raimi was still attached. Vanderbilt is also the writer of The Losers, so we can say he knows he is doing.
Sure, it is weird news considering the first movie isn’t out yet. What if there are major flaws in the first film that won’t be discovered until after the first film has been released? Wouldn’t it be better to figure out what works and what doesn’t before rushing to get a script done?
The Amazing Spider-Man is still in production and is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2012.