"Star Trek" Writers Tapped To Pen "Amazing Spider-Man" Sequel

With anticipation ramping up for this summer's superhero films, it looks like Spider-Man should plan for an encore performance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has already begun development on "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and has hired writing team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The writing duo, who also co-created "Fringe" alongside J.J. Abrams, are no strangers to adapting fan-favorite properties into film with writing credits including "Transformers," "Star Trek" and "Star Trek 2." Orci currently serves as executive producer on the live-action adaptation of Orson Scott Card's bestselling science fiction novel "Ender's Game."

While no details were revealed about the sequel and what it might entail, "Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb noted earlier this month that he plans to play with elements of the web slinger's origin -- including the story of Peter's parents, Richard and Mary Parker -- across multiple films.

"I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents' story, which will unfold over probably a few movies," Webb said. "We don't totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It's sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me."

Kurtzman and Orci currently serve as executive producers alongside Jon Favreau and Seth Green on the pilot for the 2012 ABC White House conspiracy drama "Secret Cabinet" with Orci, Favreau, Green and Michael Dougherty attached as writers.

Stay tuned to CBR News for more on Orci and Kurtzman's "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel.

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