Amazing Spider-Man 3 MovieCULVER CITY, Calif., December 12, 2013 – Sony Pictures Entertainment announced in a press release yesterday that they’re working on not one new Spider-Man movie after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but three.   Sony wants to do what Marvel Studios did with the Avengers franchise – they want to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on the big screen.  In assocation with Marvel Entertainment, they’ve got Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard working together to develop a story arc over several films and direct-to-Netflix TV series – including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

They’ll start with Kurtzman, Orci & Pinknerare writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3,  with the hope of getting Marc Webb to direct the film starting next fall for a release in  June 10, 2016.  Then Kurtzman & Orci & Solomon will write the screenplay for Venom, which Kurtzman will direct; then Goddard will write, with an eye to directing, The Sinister Six,  focusing on the villains in the franchise.

They’re betting the future of the studio on this dream team of writers and their incredible luck of getting to work with the Spider-Man universe. These writers have had their hands in all sorts of major film and TV projects, like  Star Trek, Transformers, Alias, Fringe, Men in Black, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, World War Z,  Lost, Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods, and Marvel’s upcoming Daredevil series.

The most successful franchise in the history of Columbia Pictures, Spider-Man is embraced all over the world. The four Spider-Man films to date have taken in over $3.2 billion worldwide. Spider-Man, Venom, The Sinister Six and other Spider-Man related characters are licensed to Sony by Marvel Entertainment.

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