Sony Pictures must like what they've been seeing from The Amazing Spider-Man set, where the film is still shooting in Los Angeles. Because the studio has hired original The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt to pen the impending sequel.
James Vanderbilt will write The Amazing Spider-Man sequel
James Vanderbilt wrote the original draft of The Amazing Spider-Man when Sony decided to scrap Spider-man 4 and reboot the series from scratch. He was working on Spider-Man 4 at the time this decision happened.
Alvin Sargent, who co-wrote Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, has also worked on The Amazing Spider-Man script. Only time will tell if Alvin Sargent is brought in to help with the sequel script as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man will wrap production in Los Angeles sometime in mid-April. James Vanderbilt also wrote Zodiac, The Losers, and provided a polish for the Total Recall remake as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.