Back in April, it was reported Hollywood star writing/producing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci split on all future film projects, but that anything they were already signed for would remain with both of them attached. However, since the announcement, the two have been busy taking on individual projects, Orci in particular. Thus far, the writer’s been the top of the rumor list for director on Star Trek 3 as J.J. Abrams is busy with Star Wars, and he’s also hard at work on Matador, his series for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey. So, with all that big stuff happening or rumored to be, where does that leave the man’s existing projects? Well, for one of them, it seems Orci has decided to just leave it behind.
In an interview with IGN, Orci stated the following about his work on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, “I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise,” adding, when asked about The Amazing Spider-Man 3, “[I’m] not officially involved in it.”
While an interesting turn of events, it’s not a surprising one since, according to the interview, there’s currently no firm schedule for the upcoming films on the docket for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. In addition to the trilogy completion, Sony also has films in the works for The Sinister Six and Venom, so in an attempt to pull a Marvel with a single IP, it seems TASM 3 is being put on the back burner for now, and Orci doesn’t have the time to stick around and wait for decisions to be made.
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