In a press release on Thursday, Sony Pictures announced that it plans to expand the Spiderman Universe. Five additional writers have been added to the team to create several screenplays to further deepen the story of Spiderman. The new team members have some very significant marks on their resume, coming from key rolls in franchises such as Alias, Transformers, Men in Black, and Star Trek.
The team’s first task will be writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spiderman 3. The studio announced that it plans to begin production in Fall 2014, with an expected release date in June 2016. Two otherscreenplays will also be in development as spin-offs, Venom and The Sinister Six. Fans of the franchise will recall that Venom appeared in Spiderman 3, played by Topher Grace.
This news comes just one week after Sony released the trailer for The Amazing Spiderman 2 trailer, seen here. Release date for this movie is set for May 2, 2014. Additional 2014 Marvel Entertainment releases include Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and a new Netflix series Daredevil. More Marvel titles are also slated to be released by Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox.
Villians be warned, 2014 is poised to be the year of the superhero!