The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t hit theaters until July 3, 2012 but the sequel is already in progress.
The shock and screams you hear are from 2014, where they’re just realizing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming out, and they’re writing a gazillion articles about sequels, unoriginal properties, comic book movies, etc.
According to Heat Vision, James Vanderbilt is keeping the job of Spider-Man scribe. Since he’s writing the adventures of Peter Parker since this thing was still Spider-Man 4, so Sony must like him quite a bit.
There would be more to add here if we knew very much about The Amazing Spider-Man. Come 2012, we could all be shaking our fists at the screen and damning Vanderbilt’s name.