Gary Ross to Rewrite 'Spider-Man 4'

The 'Seabiscuit' director is taking a crack at the new sequel's script.
It seems that Tobey Maguire might be seeing a familiar face on the set of his next Peter Parker adventure. According to Variety, Gary Ross has been tapped to rewrite Spider-Man 4.

Ross directed Maguire in both Pleasantville and Best Picture nominee Seabiscuit. Ross is rewriting the script that James Vanderbilt originally wrote and David Lindsay-Abaire rewrote, for Sam Raimi to direct. It was said that the sequel would go into production early next year.

It was also reported that Ross is rewriting and will direct a biopic on cyclist Lance Armstrong, who recently un-retired from cycling and vaulted into second place in the Tour de France this week.

Spider-man 4 is in development .



Sources: Variety

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  1. sneggers29435

    Put the Return of Harry Osbourne but a new hero teams up with Spiderman and 2 new villians

    5 years agoby @sneggers29435Flag

  2. -comrade-

    Two or fewer NEW villains should be the rule for all superhero movies.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  3. CBF

    I agree with many of your guys' comments on here, well, about the article that is. Lock and Stock said it best, Vanderbilt wrote "Zodiac" so you can see his tastes in SCRIPT writing. And I think it is the exact reason why so many writers are jumping on board.

    I didn't mean to say it was Raimi's fault, Newkill, but he does take part in the writing and hiring the writers. He said that he was "relinquishing control" of the story after S-M3, so here's hoping he stuck to his word. The only element he wanted were he to return to direct S-M4 was to make Dylan Baker into The Lizard.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  4. Escapist

    If this guy did Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, please don't tell me he's gonna make Spidey 4 into some soppy lovesick sequel. That will be so GAY.

    5 years agoby @escapistFlag

  5. Chad Vital

    Stop fighting, my lord.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  6. Delgren

    Why bother Newkill, you know they're not going to respond anyways. Plus we're in the middle of a verbal battle, you can't just ditch out like that, your killing the momentum. Damn it man retort! REETOORRRRRTTTTT!!!!!!

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  7. Structure (ONSTRA)

    wait how did the whole fight start anyways, Enjoyful. anyways, I have no need to really know who will write SM4, I just want this movie to come out already. they probably are going to delay it fro the rewriting. along with that, I just want to see another spidey movie because the rotten 3rd movie was obviously not SO refreshing.

    5 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  8. Newkill3000

    excuse me for a sec delgren. I got a f*cking bitch ass spammer to deal with.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  9. Delgren

    Oh wow, thats real clever, why don't go see what I said about you on the inglorious bastards forum, you'll get a real kick out of that ball licker extraordinare.

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  10. Newkill3000

    Delgren likes dick..oh sh*t wrong article post. I thought this was for the blade article my badd.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  11. Delgren

    And yet you still come back to check if I wrote something. What were you waiting all day. F*g.

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  12. Newkill3000

    Lmaof, damn Delgren, you still trying those insults. I left ages ago. See ya, bitch.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  13. spideykea

    I hope this turns out good.

    5 years agoby @spideykeaFlag

  14. Delgren

    Yeah Newkill, it's f*cking hysterical that you have the originality of a peanut. Don't worry anger is to precious a feeling to waste on insignificant garbage like you. Remember your just easy to f*ck with.

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  15. Dethklokx7

    lets just agree that SM3 could have been better and venom should have been saved for 4. the problem is the drama and too many villains at once. but i guess 4 can still save the franchise....hopefully.

    5 years agoby @dethklokx7Flag

  16. Space101

    I totally agree with Punishment 2012....

    5 years agoby @space101Flag

  17. Rufio

    i think SM4 needs to return to its roots... going dark is not the best of ideas. Iron Man did great as a popcorn flick, Spider-Man 1 and 2 did too. SM1 was fantastic. Matter of fact, in SM3, it was the over-the-top writing (screenwriters trying too hard), cheesy additions (i still cringe as i watch the film's climax with that lousy reporter coverage) and attempted dark twists that ruined that film. take part 4 back to its roots and lets have some fun!

    5 years agoby @rufioFlag

  18. Punishment 2012

    MAKE THE STORY MATCH THE COMIC! DONT GIVE VENOM HIS OWN SPIN OFF! GET THE ORIGIONAL CAST OF THE FIRST 3! DISTORY THE 3RD MOVIE!
    there! all problems solved.

    5 years agoby @dizoyleFlag

  19. -comrade-

    This is taking FOREVER.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  20. Lock and Stock

    The problem is when i hear the word "rewrite" i get the feeling that the production will go into production hell. James vanderbilt's SCRIPT should be very dark, that's the feeling i have on it, i think that it would be the reason why so many writers have jumped on board to rewrite. This guy knows a lot about tobey so he will be able to write more on what the strong and weak parts of the actors talents are, so we will have a good spider-man 4.

    5 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  21. sneggers294

    This is so Monkey Fighting Awsome

    5 years agoby @sneggers294Flag

  22. sirmetro

    they can rewrite all they like just as long as they give us a f*cking masterpiece

    5 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  23. Newkill3000

    Lol, it's so f*cking funny. everytime i bring up that picture you change it. Then after a while you put that picture back on like you want people to know what you really do. You anger makes me laugh.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  24. Delgren

    Yeah, thats about all Newkill's got. I've heard him say that lame as sh*t so many times it annoys me he cant come up with anything better. As for his interesting taste in films, if your referring to his gay porn collection, i do agree, verrryyy interesting. It would explain why loves James Bond so much.

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  25. Illuminati

    this movie will not do well

    5 years agoby @illuminatiFlag

  26. Chad Vital

    why is the word S C R I P T not showing up in my sentences?

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  27. Chad Vital

    Maybe they want the to be perfect. Story wise, both Pleasantville and Seabiscuit were great. I have faith. If I'm wrong, then oh well they will get my $8.50 at the theater anyway lol.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  28. Chad Vital

    Even though Newkill has interesting tastes in films, he did pwn your ass with his peeping tom insult. It actually made me lol.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  29. Delgren

    What?? How the hell did you get that from what I said? What are you retarded or has all the fat in your ass flooded to your brain? It's nice to see your so amused by your lack of...I don't even know, your just a f*cking retard. Why don't you go fantasize about being one of James Bonds pubes, cause it's the only way you'll ever get near p*ssy.

    5 years agoby @delgrenFlag

  30. Newkill3000

    Hey, stop pointing out the fact that you got buttf*cked by your english teacher, is that him in your picture. Lol.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag