There's a rumor bouncing around out there that the suits at Sony are none too pleased with Marc Webb's take on The Amazing Spider-Man. In fact, according to someone claiming to have an inside source, they "hate" it.
Take this one with a grain of salt, but the folks at Badass Digest are reporting that the recent decision to hire uber-duo Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) to work on part two could have been motivated by the fact that they're not digging the first installment of the Spidey reboot and want some seasoned pros for the inevitable sequel.
"Sony is looking at The Amazing Spider-Man as an investment. 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," Badass Digest's Devin Faraci wrote. "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). This hiring could be the sign of a major change in direction for the franchise."
Even if this is true, an exec's opinion is typically based on whether they think the film will be profitable, not if it's any good, so this could be a good thing, quality-wise. Or it could just be some rumblings that are just that: rumblings.
What do you think?
(Via Badass Digest)