Good on you if Sleepy Hollow is your kind of television. Why’d he drop that gun? Because it only has one shot and he’s from the Revolutionary War – get it? What’s the internet? Why do you like Starbucks so much?
If Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are using Sleepy Hollow to talk about how absurd the modern day is and they used Star Trek: Into Darkness to show how 9/11 will be an inside job even in the future (please note: this author does not believe 9/11 was an inside job), what could they possibly be telling us about the past?
Well, nothing. Unless your name is Peter Parker, then they have the capability to tell you everything about your past, because these writers plus their Lost-trained, Fringe-tested cohort Jeff Pinkner are in charge of the story and script now. The only person that’s missing from otherwise usual suspects is James Vanderbilt, who got a Story By credit on Amazing Spider-Man 2 but is absolutely uncredited on Amazing Spider-Man 3 at this time.
Andrew Garfield is slated to return, of course, and they want Marc Webb back. Outside of that, don’t expect a ton of more announcements because – as we’ve discussed before – The Amazing Spider-Verse has continuing characters now, except the one we liked in the first film – Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.
Likely is – she dead.
Kurtzman and Orci are also writing Star Trek 3, rebooting The Mummy and adapting the Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) comic Locke & Key for the movies. Which means they don’t have a lot of time, and the last time these guys didn’t have enough time we got Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Sooooooooo – I’ll totally take it easy on K&O as long as they don’t mess up Spider-Man. But, these are guys with great ideas and messed executions across their history, and Sleepy Hollow has not made me feel better.
I’m a-scared, guys.
But, if they mess this up, when they reboot Spider-Man for MY children, they can call it Superior Spider-Man.