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Well this is an interesting rumor. Fresh from CinemaCon, Devin Feraci of BadassDigest dropped this bit of rumor on the Interwebs’ doorsteps in regards to how Sony execs are viewing Marc Webb’s rebooted “The Amazing Spider-Man”:
I’ve heard some really mixed things about the movie – much of which originates from INSIDE Sony – but no matter how the film does (unless the film is an unmitigated disaster, and that won’t happen with a property like this), they’re coming back for a sequel… We’ll see if The Amazing Spider-Man is as troubled as I’ve heard (the stories that come to me are that the execs hate it, and you can never tell when the execs are right or when they’re stupid, stupid suits)…
Of course, just because some Sony execs might have “hated” the movie, it isn’t keeping them from already hiring the ubiquitous duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to start work on a sequel. “The Amazing Spider-Man” will likely be a hit, though how big a hit remains to be seen. It’ll also pretty much have the early part of July all to itself, so that’ll help the box office.
Then again, maybe these Sony execs don’t actually hate the movie, but rather themselves, for already rebooting a franchise that’s barely 10 years old, with the last installment released just 5 years ago. Just saying.
In other Amazing Spidey news, check out Peter Parker’s hand-drawn (ahem) specs for his webslinger doohickey that’s part of the movie’s viral marketing (via Empire):