The Amazing Spider-Man won’t finish filming until next month, but Sony is already planning ahead for the sequel. According to Heat Vision screenwriter James Vanderbilt had a meeting with “studio execs yesterday outlining his take, getting a thumbs up, and will now begin writing.”
Vanderbilt wrote a version of the Spider-Man 4 script for Sam Raimi while that was still in production, and once it was scrapped Sony brought him back to write the reboot. The studio was already planning to make a new trilogy, so it makes sense to get working on the sequel early.
The Amazing Spider-Man, set for release July 3, 2012, is directed by Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as the Lizard, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field and Aunt May, and Irrfan Khan as the “Proto-Goblin,” a test subject of Norman Osborn’s experimentations.