Roberto Orci Confirms Exit From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3; Is The Franchise In Limbo?

With Star Trek 3 on the horizon, Roberto Orci confirms that he's no longer involved with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise since splitting with writing partner Alex Kurtzman and seems to indicate that Sony currently have no concrete plans in place for future movies...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/11/2014

It was recently revealed that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (who worked together on the Star Trek and Transformers franchise as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2) had decided to part ways, leaving their involvement with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 very much up in the air.

We know that Kurtzman is attached to direct Venom, but with Orci circling Star Trek 3, he is indeed done with the Friendly Neighbourhood superhero. "I don't know what their plans are for that franchise," he replied when asked if he could return to the series in future after confirming earlier reports that he won't be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. "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."

This all sounds VERY vague, and whereas the Sinister Six and Venom previously looked like a sure thing, they sound like anything but here. With recent reports indicating that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2017, it sounds like the tepid critical response and underwhelming box office for the second movie may have led to Sony rethinking things, and they obviously haven't yet decided when and if these movies will now be released. Remember, Spider-Man 4 got into the casting stages before Sony decided a reboot was in order, so could the cash strapped studio rethink their plans for the Marvel superhero moving forwards? Is The Amazing Spider-Man franchise dead or simply in limbo? For now, we'll have to wait and see...
Source: IGN Movies
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Pasto - 7/11/2014, 2:52 PM
Question: Why was my SDCC article deleted?
McNyagano - 7/11/2014, 2:53 PM
Well he's off to ruin Star Trek now. God have mercy on that film.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 2:54 PM
Mcnyagano.i thought u liked TASM2?
McNyagano - 7/11/2014, 2:57 PM
@ezio

I did but I did not like Star Trek: Into Darkness. Awful film imo.
SauronsBANE - 7/11/2014, 3:00 PM
"Well he's off to ruin Star Trek now."

But that would seem to imply that Star Trek hadn't already been ruined by the Orci and Kurtzman duo (though JJ Abrams had a huge hand in that as well) with the debacle that was Into Darkness.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 3:00 PM
Mcnyagano-oh ok, i like both JJ Abrams star trek films (i think they are good films, but i have never been a star trek fan though..) but to each his own
CaptainObvious - 7/11/2014, 3:02 PM
I vote for the film to be delayed until the day after the sun goes supernova.
Mrsinister - 7/11/2014, 3:02 PM
I loved the first 2 Star Trek movies so I hope number 3 is just as good. I hates the last Spider-Man movie. They are going to have to do a lot better with number 3. I'm not even excited for Spider-man movies anymore.
Mike89 - 7/11/2014, 3:04 PM
Good. Maybe this time they can get some good writers.
Oreos91 - 7/11/2014, 3:04 PM
@yossarian huh?
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 3:04 PM
star trek into darkness was met with a more mixed reception then the first one even
McNyagano - 7/11/2014, 3:05 PM
@Sauron

lol ok I should have rephrased that. Look I liked the first Star Wars film by JJ. Into Darkness? Not so much. Orci writing and directing is a fan's worst nightmare.
kinghulk - 7/11/2014, 3:07 PM
just give back the rights the amazing spiderman films have let me down twice, first fil i though it looked good but was shit. 2nd film i went in cautiously with memeories of amazing spiderman 1 in my head only to be let down again. the only good thing of the amazing spiderman franchise are the actors.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/11/2014, 3:07 PM
@Ezio

I also liked Into Darkness, in fact I think I liked it a little more than the first one.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 3:07 PM
i am not excited for anyone of the spinoff spider man films at al
ALegendaryPanda - 7/11/2014, 3:09 PM
I really hope Venom still gets made, they can AT LEAST give me that
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 3:09 PM
AlegendaryPanda-me too,i think i like Into Darkness alittle more because of Cumberbatchs performance as Khan ,i havent loved a JJ abrams film, his first directorial effort was Mission Impossible 3 which i liked, Super 8 imo was alright,i have faith in him for Star Wars though
PymParticle - 7/11/2014, 3:09 PM
@yoss what does that mean? lol
Jollem - 7/11/2014, 3:10 PM
both star treks were good. so were the spidey movies
SauronsBANE - 7/11/2014, 3:11 PM
@McNyagano, Haha hey, I liked the first Trek movie too! It had heart, it felt refreshing and new, and it actually told a coherent story. Into Darkness, on the other hand, re-told possibly the most well-known Star Trek story ever, Kirk basically re-did his entire character arc from the first movie, and major subplots just got left on the wayside so we could focus on KHANNNNNN-berbatch.

I agree, I genuinely feel bad for Trekkies now that Orci is fully in charge.
Humperdink - 7/11/2014, 3:13 PM
That franchise needs some creative CPR.
Klone - 7/11/2014, 3:15 PM
Good. Orci is terrible.
FastFlames - 7/11/2014, 3:15 PM
Honestly Spider-Man is broken! It needs some time off! I vote give it another...5 years, then see where Sony is at! Reboot or revert! Reboot or revert!!! Reboot or revert!!!
Klone - 7/11/2014, 3:15 PM
@Pasto

Because you aren't one of the minority elite and they can afford to push you around like a sack of shit.
dio - 7/11/2014, 3:16 PM
I'm guessing golf Batz, but I like the way you roll.
Klone - 7/11/2014, 3:16 PM
@Sauron

The story was coherent, but the villain's motives and plans were barely less coherent than Khan's in Into Darkness.
DaVinci31 - 7/11/2014, 3:17 PM
Oh, okay.

TheRedCondom - 7/11/2014, 3:19 PM
He's from Mexico City, no wonder he sucks

Guadalajara is where its at

lol jk
storyteller - 7/11/2014, 3:19 PM
Aka Sony is going to just get new writers.
Jollem - 7/11/2014, 3:21 PM
700 million dollars. is that bad? in what world?
TheBeard - 7/11/2014, 3:21 PM
Is The Amazing Spider-Man franchise dead or simply in limbo? - It's Dead
kinghulk - 7/11/2014, 3:22 PM
in other news the winter soldier has now crossed 712 million
Jollem - 7/11/2014, 3:23 PM
khan wanted to get back at the federation douches. i got it
DrKinsolving - 7/11/2014, 3:23 PM
Give the rights back to Marvel. They've ruined Spiderman enough
Pending - 7/11/2014, 3:24 PM
Good, hopefully this shitty franchise goes away as well.
Bl00dwerK - 7/11/2014, 3:25 PM
If Limbo = the toilet then, yes, it's in Limbo...
AsgardianHobo - 7/11/2014, 3:25 PM
I liked TASM, but TASM2 was supremely disappointing. Hope they get back on track!
Dandy - 7/11/2014, 3:25 PM
I'm not crying over this. I liked The Amazing Spider-Man, but the Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a train wreck.

I still like the cast, and I think if they get a good screenwriter they could still salvage this thing.......but I'm not feeling to optimistic.

You had an okay run Sony...but time to give the rights back to Marvel.
SauronsBANE - 7/11/2014, 3:27 PM
Overall totals are one thing (even then, you gotta take into account the massive budget for TASM 2), but when the domestic total is the lowest it's ever been for a Spider-Man movie, and trending in the wrong direction for a few movies now...yeah, pretty sure that's not a good thing. And Sony's hesitation with Sinister Six and TASM 3 shows that they know that too.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/11/2014, 3:27 PM
GIVE THE RIGHTS BACK TO UNIVERSAL..I MEAN..FOX...I MEAN..MARVEL..YEAH..MARVEL!!
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