New Spider-Man Spinoff In The Works From Writer Roberto Orci

Orci's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Killed The Last Franchise, So Why Not?

With the success of Venom and Into the Spider-Verse, and a renewed partnership with Marvel that has breathed some life into their Morbius movie, Sony is feeling pretty bold. They’re going back and basically reviving everything their failed Amazing Spider-Man franchise didn’t let them do, and using the same people to do it. According to TheWrap, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-writer Roberto Orci has been set to pen an untitled Spidey spinoff.

It’s unclear what character will be put in Orci’s hands, but we do know it will be set within Sony’s newly-created cinematic universe and not the MCU. Right now, Sony has Silver Sable, Black Cat, Nightwatch, Kraven the Hunter, and Silk movies in the works. It could be any one of them, or perhaps something else we aren’t aware of.

Orci’s skills have seen him write a number of blockbuster properties, including Mission: Impossible and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. He’s also found a ton of success in TV. He could be doing anything, but my guess is it’s either Nightwatch or Kraven the Hunter, since a woman is likely to tackle the female-led projects. It was his work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which was so disastrous it forced Sony to make a deal with Marvel Studios. Why he would be entrusted with any of the characters again is beyond me, but maybe Orci can make it work this time.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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