When Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman dissolved their writing partnership so they could both become directors, it seemed like just a matter of time before Orci officially left the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. That has now officially happened as Orci admitted to IGN that he was no longer officially involved with Amazing Spider-Man 3.
This really isn’t that big of a problem. Kurtzman is still involved and actually plans to direct the Venom spin-off movie. However, in the interview, Orci said that he isn’t sure what the timing of is for Amazing Spider-Man 3, which he was originally supposed to help write. He did go on to say that it will happen, they just have to figure out the scheduling.
Now, with Orci getting ready to direct Star Trek 3 as J.J. Abrams’ handpicked successor, he might just not know what is going on in the world of Spider-Man, but he and Kurtzman have worked together for a long time, so you might think they still talk.
This has opened the debate up to a lot of geek-centric Internet sites, many of which absolutely hated the last two Amazing Spider-Man movies. That hate does not exist with this writer, as the first movie was pretty decent with some nice ideas and the second movie was actually really good although it did feel very rushed at points. Plus, no matter what anyone will tell you, Andrew Garfield is just about perfect as Spider-Man.
The question now is whether or not Amazing Spider-Man 3 will still make its June 0, 2016 release date, with Venom and Sinister Six to follow. Then again, maybe there is some news and Roberto Orci is keeping it close to his vest.
He did say “I don’t want them to think I’m spilling the beans about something.”
What are your thoughts on the last two Amazing Spider-Man movies? Are you excited to see where the story goes? Is Roberto Orci leaving a good or bad thing? Chime in below with your comments.