The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't hit cinemas until July 4, but the sequel has already been confirmed to begin production in 2013.
Screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orc have been commissioned to rewrite the first draft by James Vanderbilt, ahead of the film's planned May, 2014 release, reports Comingsoon.net.
"We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans so, to us, the opportunity to work on this film is akin to being handed the Holy Grail. We love the direction Sony and the filmmakers are taking the Peter Parker/Spider-Man mythology and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of this legendary franchise," said Kurtzma and Orc in a joint statement.
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