The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Signs Writer

We’re still more than a year away from Marc Webb’s reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, but The Hollywood Reporter already has some news about the proposed sequel with the announcement that James Vanderbilt will be returning as screenwriter.

Vanderbilt, whose credits also include Darkness Falls, Zodiac and The Losers, supplied the initial draft of the upcoming film (and was involved with the project when it was still a fourth part in Sam Raimi’s cinematic series).

Though The Amazing Spider-Man was subsequently updated by Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, Sony clearly has a great deal of faith in Vanderbilt’s abilities and looks prepped to get a sequel to Webb’s film going as quickly as possible, following its July 3, 2012 release.