Earlier this week, news broke that Sony has hired writing veterans Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to pen a sequel to this summer’s Amazing Spider-Man.
Now comes a rumor that indicates why Sony wants Orci and Kurtzman to draft the sequel. Apparently, the studio is unhappy with director Marc Webb’s take on the iconic Marvel character. Badass Digest reports that Sony “hates” the take Webb has on Spider-Man but that they see the property as reboot of the franchise and are taking a long term view of things.
“Sony is looking at The Amazing Spider-Man as an investment. I’ve heard some really mixed things about the movie —much of which originates from INSIDE Sony—but no matter how the film does (unless the film is an unmitigated disaster, and that won’t happen with a property like this), they’re coming back for a sequel,” Badass Digest’s Devin Faraciwrote. “We’ll see if The Amazing Spider-Man is as troubled as I’ve heard (the stories that come to me are that the execs hate it, and you can never tell when the execs are right or when they’re stupid, stupid suits). This hiring could be the sign of a major change in direction for the franchise.”
Of course, this is just a rumor and it should be taken with a grain or two of salt. But given how good the trailers looked, this is a bit disheartening for fans. Could this new version be worse that Spider-Man 3?