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.