Roberto Orci Officially Leaves ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’

by Rachel Baker on July 13, 2014

This sounds like bad news for the franchise. However, let’s be honest, Spiderman has survived through many many different evolutions, I’m sure Spiderman will survive the loss of Roberto Orci as well.

“Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” I kinda hate that phrase because it always lends credence to every damn rumor out there (the recent Gus Van Sant/”Death Note” rumor of late is false and premature, for example). But maybe it applies here. A few weeks ago it was reported that “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” was going to lose its 2016 date and it may be delayed.

Well, it turns out this rumor is entirely possible. The ever-candid Roberto Orci, screenwriter behind the new “Star Trek” franchise, some of the earlier “Transformers” films and of course the rebooted “Amazing Spider-Man” series has revealed in an interview that he has officially left the Sony-produced super hero franchise. “I’m not officially involved in it,” Orci told IGN of the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” film.

“I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise,” he continued. “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. I don’t want to say anything about what they should do. I don’t want them to think I’m spilling the beans about something.”

Roberto Orci Officially Leaves ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’; Series Could Be In Limbo

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