Sam Raimi Updates Us About 'Spider-Man 4 & 5'

The director is eager to see the script and determine his involvement.
Sam Raimi's possible involvement with Spider-Man 4 has been uncertain for some time now, but the director of the first three films featuring Marvel's web-slinging hero has said that he's waiting to see the script by James Vanderbilt to determine whether or not he intends to direct. Raimi spoke to SCI FI Wire about where he sees the future films going.

"Right now James Vanderbilt is writing the script, and he's working on it, and I'm excited to read it," Raimi said. "I think it's going to be done in a few months. I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and hoping it feels right for me, because I love Spider-Man, and I'm hoping I'm well-enough rested to, like, really embrace it and hoping that Sony wants me at that time to direct it. So if all those things come together, I would love, love to do it. But this is a lot of unknowns about the future."

Raimi also said that he couldn't see recasting the roles of either Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Toby Maguire) or Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). While his assurance that he didn't wish to recast either role isn't exactly the same as a confirmation of their return, both actors had previously said that their involvement in future films in the series would be dependent on Raimi returning as director.

Keep reading MovieWeb and SuperheroFlix for more information about Spider-Man 4 as it becomes available!

Spider-man 4 is in development .



Sources: SCI FI Wire

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  1. CBF

    Venom is dead, the symbiote may still be alive via the sample in Doc Connors' lab, but chances are that will become the Carnage symbiote, playing with the idea of Venom's offspring. However, it is unknown whether the studio will want another symbiote storyline, as Marvel pushed for Venom in Spider-Man 3 and look what became of that. Another symbiote might feel too much like a recycled story for Spider-Man 4. It will be interesting to learn the details of Vanderbilt's script within the next few months.

    6 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  2. erncrazy

    bring on Blade f*ck Carnage id rather see Venom come back

    6 years agoby @erncrazyFlag

  3. CBF

    Knobie: Galactus will be in the Silver Surfer spin-off movie, written by J. Michael Straczynski.

    6 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  4. the MovieGhost

    I really want to see what they will do with Carnage!

    6 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  5. knobie09

    i know this is not the page,but i hope that marvel movies also bring inhumans to the big screen,and get them to fight against either thanos,the watcher or galactus(to make upfor the lack of face in "rise of the silver surfer")!!! that would sell tickets!!

    6 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  6. knobie09

    don't forget kraven the hunter,chamaeleon,and misterio!!!

    6 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  7. CBF

    Right, I realize this is an old thread but I think it re-establishes my point that Spider-Man films 4 and 5 will be filmed consecutively. Raimi considers taking up the role of director by waiting to read James Vanderbilt's script, Tobey Maguire puts to rest rumors that he will not return, Dunst says she will return if Tobey & Raimi are back, and Dylan Baker is anxiously hoping to portray The Lizard.

    In fact, Raimi confirms that we will see The Lizard in Spider-Man 4 if he is director. I think that with James Vanderbilt at the helm of story, the next Spidey flicks could definitely go in a different direction than its predecessors, albeit darker directions.

    The Sony studios have made good on -A-: scaling back the next film to TWO villains, and -B-: Vanderbilt's treatment which would require the filming of 4 and 5 back-to-back. I say we might know by October if Raimi indeed decides to direct.

    PS. The Spidey flicks have potential, look at how well Spider-Man 2 was done. Just because 3 had some bad points does not mean a franchise is halted. Look at Superman for example. Superman III wasn't too good, but then they made Superman IV: The Quest for Peace regardless. Also, saying that Raimi will leave the franchise is like Nolan giving up his Batman Begins franchise. Won't happen.

    6 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  8. jokerSmile

    Spiderman 3 kept the franchise from reaching it's full potential, the build up was so huge that seeing an emo dancing superhero disappointed everyone. If that was Raimi's idea they need to look elsewhere for a director. Spiderman was a stream line story. Keeping close to the comic and feeding to the fans and then came Hollywood, to try to appeal to 20% of the posing fan base. Just because someone changes their hairstyle doesn't mean they start dancing in the streets. They ruined Spidey's #1 villian by allowing Grace to speak while in the costume, if the suit takes over why does the face peel back every time they speak. Don't even get me started. To make a long story short Marvel needs to buy back all of their properties before Hollywood tarnishes them all.

    6 years agoby @jokersmileFlag

  9. Flrep07

    A.R., spiderman three kicked ass, bitch!!! lol.

    6 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  10. sirmetro

    all i know is a change of the cast won't make much difference if the project is being run by no-talent *ssholes(the director).

    6 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  11. sirmetro

    all i know is a change of the cast won't make much difference if the project is being run by no-talent *ssholes(the director).

    6 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  12. T.Clark

    Guess what cell, a new spidey, wait for it, this might shock u...ISN'T A SPIDEY 3!!! SO PULL UR HEADS OUTTA UR ASSES AND LOOK AT THE FACTS: SPIDEY 3 WASN'T AS GOOD AS THE OTHER TWO, BUT U CAN'T GIVE UP ON THE ENTIRE SERIES JUST BECAUSE THAT!!! U ALL KNOW UR GOING TO SEE IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER CUZ IT'S F*CKING SPIDER-MAN, SO SHUT THE F*CK UP AND GO W/ THE FLOW! WANNA KNOW WHY? THEY'RE MAKING ANOTHER ONE WHETHER U SH*THEADS LIKE IT OR NOT CUZ THEY KNOW YOU'LL STILL PAY GOOD MONEY TO SEE IT EVEN WHEN UR BASHING IT W/ LITTLE DETAILS AT UR DISPOSAL!!!!

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    The Idea of another "Spider Man" fiilm died W./Part 3!!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. T.Clark

    SHE ISN'T BEING MJ, SO DON'T EVEN TALK BOUT HER ON THIS THREAD!!! THERE'S NO WAY THE PRODUCERS WOULD PICK HER AND SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PROJECT, SO STOP MENTIONING HER NAME OR OTHERS WILL COME AND GIVE THIER 2 CENTS!!

    She's still hot...

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  15. mr.blonde

    megan fox can't act.she only got the part in transformers cause she hot and didnt really need to show alot of acting skill.if she got the part of MJ,her poor acting would show through.it would require alot of screen time,and more skill.at least dunst did good with the emotional parts and over all acting.

    6 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  16. CDT1013

    Mj is a red head, Megan Fox can not pull off being a realistic looking red head.

    6 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag

  17. T.Clark

    moviedirector, r u f*ckin retarded? Megan looks nothing like MJ. Now stop thinkin w/ ur penis and look at the facts

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  18. mr.blonde

    they should NOT make a 4&5.

    6 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  19. moviedirector88

    Yeah I totally agree that Megan Fox would sp*ce up the Spiderman Series.
    Dunst never ever loked hot.
    And the first two was great. the third one was so baaaaaaaaaaaad.

    I really hope they make the new once a little bit more brutal and darker.

    6 years agoby @moviedirector88Flag

  20. T.Clark

    I litterally love magan fox(check out my page). But mj? Hell no. Endo discusiono. btw, civil?

    F*ck off

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  21. DARTH69

    HAS ANY ONE SEEN MS.DUNST LATELY,SHE LOOKS 103 YEARS OLD!HOW ABOUT MEGAN FOX WITH RED HAIR?MMMMmmmm...MEGAN FOX THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THAT ONE.

    6 years agoby @mikeg79Flag

  22. vaver16

    awesome awesome awesome, i hope rami does spider man then all the cast would come back, except the ones that died..

    6 years agoby @vaver16Flag

  23. MadJohnsonProductions

    PLEASE TOBY NEEDS TO PLAY SPIDERMAN!!!

    6 years agoby @MadJohnsonProductionsFlag

  24. Marcusx

    dont mind civil. hes kind of a taint.

    6 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  25. Ryan Moran

    sweet i hope he dirctors it and i hope tobey and kirstin returns and this movie is good

    6 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  26. Saquin Turok 'X'

    What do you mean by grow some hair on your pubes Teester 'X', Civil? I'm a little bit past that stage.

    6 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  27. They call me ITCHY BALLS

    that bioshock ad looks pediofiley.

    6 years agoby @danbrchFlag

  28. JR

    blah

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  29. Flrep07

    i already gave my reasons for why spider-man three was good. im not gonna tell you guys again why it was good and why spiderman two sucked ass (marcus, andrewryan) lol. anyways there are bunch of people not only on this website, but people that i know that also liked the third one and despised the second one as well.

    6 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  30. CDT1013

    One and two were good. As for three, not so much.

    6 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag