'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' being developed by 'Star Trek' writers

A sequel is in the works before the first movie is even released

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' being developed by 'Star Trek' writers

The writers behind Star Trek have been drafted in to work on the screenplay for a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

Although the first installment of Spidey’s new series of adventures has not yet been released, work has already begun on the proposed follow-up, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who have also worked on the Transformers series, have been hired to work on the script after James Vanderbilt departed the project to concentrate on White House Down.

Matt Tolmach, who will act as co-producer of the sequel, said: "Alex and Bob have a unique ability to write great character and spectacular action that makes them pitch perfect for Spider-Man. They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us."

The new film casts Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, and reboots his story from the previous three movies, with an increased focus on Spider-Man’s origins. Director Marc Webb has suggested that the arc may span multiple movies.

The Amazing Spider-Man is released in the UK on July 3. Watch the trailer below.


Video: The Amazing Spider-Man - Trailer

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