Due to the enormous success of the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, screenwriter James Vanderbilt has been hired to write the sequel. Wait. That doesn’t make any sense. The studio is just assuming that an unreleased movie is going to make a ton of money and already moving on to a sequel? That’s quite cavalier of them.
To be fair though, he was also involved in the now-scrapped Spider-Man 4, so he’s got a pretty strong track record of penning Spider-Man movies that no one has seen. It’s not our place to question the studios.
Vanderbilt did write David Fincher‘s Zodiac, which means that he is absolutely qualified to write Spider-Man. Simple movie math says that (Fincher writer)>(Comic book movie writer), and you can’t argue with math. Well, you can, but you’ll fail. The Amazing Spider-Man shoots its gooey web all over audiences July 3, 2012. (THR)