Roberto Orci Confirms SPIDER-MAN 3 Exit


Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writing and producing duo behind some of the biggest blockbusters such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Star Trek franchises decided to break up their partnership earlier this year, so that each could focus on directing.

Kuzman was set to direct the Spider-Man spinoff film Venom for Sony and was still attached to the expanding the Spider-Man franchise, while Orci was heavily lobbying to helm the upcoming thirteenth Star Trek feature film.

And now Orci has revealed that not only is he no longer officially involved in scripting Spider-Man 3 but he’s also unaware of Sony’s plans for the future of the franchise:

“I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise. I don’t ever want to say never, but we have to figure out what their scheduling is in terms of when they want each movie. I’ve read probably as much as anyone else. There’s a love for the Sinister Six, the idea of Venom — there’s an idea of Spider-Man’s going to be one of these characters that’s part of our business. He’s such a popular character. Spider-Man’s not going to go away any time soon. When it all happens and how and all that has yet to be determined,”

he told IGN.

Ok, let’s be unkind, let’s just say he’s off the Sony-produced super hero franchise to ruin Star Trek now. Spiderman 1 and 2 weren’t well written anyway even though they had a great director who’s not being allowed to reach his full potential, and a great Peter/Spidey in Andrew Garfield whose talent is being underused.

Sony was considering shifting The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from its current June 10, 2016 release date to 2017, with Venom and The Sinister Six spin-offs also in the pipeline, but that was never confirmed.