A while ago it was reported that longtime collaborators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were, at least professionally, going separate ways. The writers and producers each opted to turn their future efforts towards going it alone on different franchise projects that they were both previously attached to - Orci on "Star Trek 3," Kurtzman on the "Spider-Man" spin-off "Venom".
While not confirmed, it was generally expected that Orci would not be back to pen a third film in the "The Amazing Spider-Man" series. In a recent interview with IGN UK, Orci says he isn't sure what will happen as Sony Pictures hasn't revealed to him what their plans for the future of the character are just yet:
"I don't know what their plans are for that franchise. 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."
Though it scored an impressive $700 million at the global box-office, poor reviews and the disappointing domestic results for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" probably have the studio rethinking their strategy for the franchise's future. Recent reports have indicated that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" is being pushed back to 2017.