In an interview with IGN, screen-writer Robert Orici has revealed that he has left the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. After the lackluster haul Amazing Spider-Man 2 had (grossing the least amongst the Spider-Man franchise as a whole), it seems possible the entire Amazing Spider-Man franchise has screeched to a dead halt as Orici said that there is now no time table for when Sinister Six or two of the projects he co-wrote: Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Venom, are coming out.
"I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise,” Orci said when asked about his continued involvement. “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.”
Whelp, someone needs to update his Wikipedia page then, since he's still credited for Venom, but hey they're still going to use Amazing Spider-Man 3 screenplay, right? Well, Orici said this about that: he is "not officially involved in it." Oh dear, someone really needs to update that Wikipedia page then. CAN WE PLEASE GET AN EDITOR ON IT STAT?!!
We asked noted online film critic Magnum T. Jones why Orici left so early, "Yes, well this is a regular routine for Mister Orici. He clearly doesn't handle criticism well. He'll just abandon movie franchises at the slightest sign of a less than stellar review, like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Legend of Zorro, and Mission Impossible III."
When this reporter asked Mister T. Jones of Orici's possible continued involvement in the Star Trek franchise after turning in the horribly written Star Trek: Into Darkness, he told us, "He's probably still in withdrawal, but don't worry he's almost on to the second stage in accepting that he somehow co-wrote a movie worse than Star Trek V: The Final Frontier."
As for what Sony's next move will be, we asked for a statement from another fictional expert, the honored Thaddeus T. Puffinbottoms from the prestigious College of DuPage, who holds a Masters degree in Superhero Movie Franchise Reboot Speculation.
"Well, it's a good time to maybe reboot again," Puffinbottoms explained. "Given the low turnout of the previous film, maybe no one will notice as long as Sony doesn't include another origin story in the next new movie."
When asked if leaving the story without a conclusion would make the last two Spider-Man films utterly pointless, Puffinbottoms replied, "Hardly. General public apathy is a perfect end for this iteration of the franchise, and now they can move forward in a bold new direction. Nobody even knows Fox is making a new Fantastic Four movie outside of hardcore fanboys and racists. They can just slip it in as a quiet reboot like Marvel did with the Incredible Hulk twice. No one would be the wiser. It's brilliant!!"
Stay tuned to the Outhouse as we look for more people to abandon this sinking franchise, unless Sony can find someone to patch it up.