‘Spider-Man 4’ Script Ready by Summer 2009

Director Sam Raimi speaks about where the production is currently standing at.

Sam Raimi knows that many people are curious about the status of Spider-Man 4, and he has decided to give us an update on where things are going with the production. Unfortunately, as he told SCI FI Wire, right now the only news is that he expects to see the scrip this summer.

"Right now, David Lindsay-Abaire is working on a draft of the new picture," Raimi said. "And he's hard at work, and hopefully we'll see something in about three months."

Raimi explained that, as is often the case with big-budget films like Spider-Man 4, the film is working towards it's already announced release date. "We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the Spider-Man films, and I'm sure it's the same as with many of the other bigger budgeted films, they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay," he said. "So it's about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That's what we've always done and that's what we'll try to do again."

While Tobey Maguire is reportedly signed on to return as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Raimi is reluctant to discuss other casting. He plans to reassemble the core cast, but he says that he doesn't want to make many plans until he has a script in hand. "At this point I do, but it's really ... all going to be dependent upon the script, and I'll just have to wait and see," Raimi said. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse, but hopefully we can service the story in the screenplay and whatever it demands, hopefully we'll be its eager servants."

Unfortunately, this reluctance to discuss casting also extends to a reluctance to discuss what villain (or villains) might appear in Spider-Man 4. "I'm not at liberty to discuss the villains yet," Raimi said. "I think I have to wait 'til the finished screenplay, and then it'd really be up to Sony Pictures and the producers to determine when they want to release that information. To them, it's usually a big, a big, big thing, a big moment where they want to present the villain with the proper respect or fear that he or she deserves."

Spider-man 4 is in development .

Sources: SCI FI Wire
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  1. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Thanks Fallen.
    I was trying to create a moral sense of judgement on Spiderman when he finds out that Connors is Lizard. And usually Lizard & Kraven were in the same show or comics majority of the time because Kraven at one-point wanted to kill Lizard because Spidey couldn't, i forgot the issue though.
    But i just used that as a basis for my idea, giving it a more developed backstory in the current scenario of the Spidey film franchise

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  2. the Narrator

    I like your idea J.A. But honestly I think that Kraven should stay out.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. hijoputa

    Check out this video.
    It's awsome.

    6 years agoby @hijoputaFlag

  4. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    i was being a sarcastic wanker lol, nice to see we finally reach a rational sense of mind in our ruthless school fight of flaming

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  5. nathan_lease

    Fine by me. I wouldn't say that's a dumbass comment. It's actually a rational one.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  6. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Ok here is the dumbass next comment, your love this one.

    It has the most sense out of all of our comments...

    What do you say we stop arguing like a little bunch of school girls and just get along?

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  7. nathan_lease

    Wow Corky! Way to state it again. You have no idea what your talking about. I doubt you know what pride means either. Nothing to say about the word ain't? Because you've made yourself look like a complete idiot on here. If so, I can't wait to see your next dumbass comment you put on here JA.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  8. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Like stated, pride gets the better of people...

    Has there been any updates, on the Evil Dead 4 and remake/reboot from Raimi yet, haven't heard any news for a while.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  9. nathan_lease

    Here's another one from the peanut gallery. F*ggot boy. That's a good one. Get a f*cking life Dr. Dub Bitch. I'm not your f*cking nigga. I didn't know you and JA were lovers? Your not gonna do anything either on here. So shut the f*ck up!

    JA your the one who brought up the whole gay sh*t in the first place. I said your boyfriend wasn't giving you enough attention dumbass. To bad I have a girlfriend. Nice try though. I sound like a broken. Speak for yourself. You've repeated yourself comment after comment. You can't even respond back to half the sh*t I've said to you cause your too much of an idiot. Your the one who is constantly on here waiting for comments. You need to get a life. Go back to writing your gay porn scripts with your lover Dr. Bitch.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  10. nathan_lease

    Ain't: Although widely disapproved as nonstandard and more common in the habitual speech of the less educated. And your educated JA? Yeah right. You should have said expand your vocabulary, not improvise. Learn how to use words in a sentence, but I forgot. Your a f*cking idiot! Try to write proper grammer next time Corky.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  11. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    I've heard of the film, seen some production pictures of Drag me to hell on the net & Empire Mag, the pics looked good.
    But i'm gonna have to check that trailer out, to see how bad it really is

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  12. DR. DUB A

    Damn NAthan , since when did this become a personal vendetta on my homie J.A . Stop trippin nigga. I can understand if J.A was talkn sh*t but you log on your internet and f*ggot sh*t talk. I mean cmon dude ur not gonna do anything but sh*t talk through ur computer . lol u are such a f*cking f*ggot and u dont even realize it. STOP SH*T TALKN ON A COMMENT WALL .

    I Recently watched a trailer of Sam Raimi's new movie. Its called drag me to hell . The trailer looks soo generic . im really loosing my faith in Raimi.
    Does f*ggot boi Nathan have anything to add to that ?

    6 years agoby @drdoubleaaFlag

  13. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    i find it obscuringly strange, how you like talking about boyfriends, Nathan, very odd.
    Ain't actually is a word, check a dictionary or improvise your vocabulary

    Read your previous comment god i don't even think the majority of it makes sense.
    Your starting to sound like a broken record.

    Btw i didn't insult you in my previous comment, i didn't in this one neither, lol, you funny because your so sad.

    Carry on we need a great laugh on Movieweb...

    Do you have certain hours your on...ya know when you need the occasional* laugh

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  14. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Ain't it just spectacular when pride gets the better of people...

    Can you guys see the small part of reverse psychology?

    Notice how he makes up the same excuse as me to validate his actions, LMAO...SAD

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  15. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    lol @ Slysnide's random comment

    The conversation is done, i can't be bothered, he suffer from Mythomosis (Compulsive Lying).
    Just let him live in his fantasy world, with Charlie and the chocolate factory, where he sits at his computer and gets paid lol.

    Our flaming convo is done and dusted Slysnide i've walked away.
    There is a great difference and underlining from men and boys. It's called being the bigger man :).
    Plus i've got better things to do, lol but it was fun while it lasted.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  16. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    i meant that Nathan Lease is your screen name and your real name, leanr to understand something dickwad.
    You stated Nathan Lease isn't your real name, i'm saying your lying like a bitch, Nathan Lease is your screen name and your real name, so just admit that, for one simple factor unless you suffer from mythomosis.

    Now have fun being a loner once again, sitting at your little desktop that you believe to be your workspace and continue bashing your bishop, because that's all you know how to do.
    I doubt you get paid for sitting on your arse all day at home, if so that's a sad job and no wonder your isolated from society, because no one wants you, you struggle to communicate with people, because you have no social life. If you can't talk decently to people on the net, how can you talk respectively to people in real-life?
    Your a sad lonely little man at his computer, you probably never had a woman in your life, lmao.
    Your parents are even disappointed at you because your such a low life.

    Hope you have a nice day loner, now unfortunately i'd like to see your comeback, but i'd thought your'd like to get back to being a lonely illiterate unsociable prick, so to sum it all up.
    This conversation is done.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  17. slysnide

    You can't get paid for commenting on this website Nathan. What do you mean by that?

    And this bitch fight is too reminiscent of JR & LeoNiDas' crap from last summer. Might as well give it up. You'll just realize one day that you've been wasting your good time.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  18. nathan_lease

    Good comeback bitch boy. Where do you get your material from? Learn how to type dumbass. Digging sh*t? I wouldn't know about that f*ggot. Keep writing your gay porn screen plays, because that's all your good for. That's probably why you know so much about gay sh*t, and you have nothing against gays. It's ok, we all have to make a living. Good luck with that f*g boy. Well then what the hell is my screen name, because that's obviously what it says jackass. Can you f*cking read? You have to be about the dumbest f*cking person on the planet.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  19. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    No sometimes you just have to correct the prick, that being you. I don't need a dictionary, lol don't make me laugh.
    I doubt that Nathan Lease is your screen name, just admit you got the name of a f*ggot, or hey maybe it's the name of your lover, since you like talking about digging sh*t.

    Let's just face the fact, Nathan. Your an Indy Bumraider, you enjoy taking it up the rusty bullethole.
    It ok if your gay, i've got nothing against gays, just bulldoze you sh*t somewhere else and not here.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  20. nathan_lease

    You are a f*cking idiot JA. Can you come up with anything better to say then repeating the same sh*t I've already said. To bad that's just my account name you dumb f*ck. You probably went and looked at a dictionary to find the defenition for loner. No there not. Why do you think it's called english *sshole. Sure your a screen writer, you can't even spell correctly. I know you have to go. You have to go over to your boyfriends house and get your sh*t pushed in.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  21. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    OHHHHHH by the way...

    Names are meant to have capital letters at the front, so your screen name should be Nathan Lease, remember your spelling and grammer...Thank you.

    And yes i know i spelled English with a small e in my previous comment.

    Now go on your webcam and play jack-off with the other lads

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  22. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Like i stated before UK & US, spelling and grammar are slightly different, if you don't know that then i underminded your intelligence.

    It's the internet, don't get so hurt about it.
    Exceed to the fact you got the partial definition of loner correct, but you forgot to mention, a loner has no friends just like you.

    You telling me how to spell using proper english and grammar rather than abbreviations like OMG, you melodramtic prick.

    Peace out, i got work, that doesn't involve staying at home, like a sore-out crying baby fat ass loser, like some guy on MovieWeb called Nathan lease

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  23. nathan_lease

    Yeah right, your a f*cking screen writer, and sure your social networking. Socializing with your boyfriends. Out of all the people from the UK that I know, not a one of them has a problem with speaking, spelling, or writing grammer. I guess your an exception. You still can't write or spell proper grammer. You have to be the stupidest motherf*cker ever. These are your words: maybe your get along with people. Try using you'll dumb f*ck! To bad I don't respect you one bit ass monkey. To bad I work for the government, but good try on saying I work at home. Do you even know what a loner is? A loner is someone who doesn't want attention or anyone around them. OMG! You are a f*cking idiot! Maybe if you read the first sentence in my last comment you would understand, but I forgot that your just a f*cking moron. Why don't you do us a favor, (see I spelled it right just for you) and go drink some cyanide. Trust me, you won't be missed you f*cking loser

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  24. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    LOL actually no i'm working doing stuff i am a screenwriter after all, also doing some social networking.

    Also i live in the UK, our spelling and grammar is different to yours, kiddo.

    Why don't you learn to chat to people in a normal respectable manner instead of being such as arse-wipe, maybe your get along with people.
    Instead of flaming them, because you have no life.

    People that can't communicate with others or socialise between others are usually Losers, that being you. And those Losers are usually loners, alla like you that's why you work at home, because you struggle to communicate with others.

    Do us a favour and wipe you account, Movie web would be a much better place, because no one likes you here.

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  25. nathan_lease

    I could care less what people think of me on here bitch boy. I like how you keep repeating everything I say. Try doing a spell and grammer check before you write your comments on here you ignorant f*ck. Like I said before, I get paid while I do this. Your probably at home looking at porn and playing with yourself. I have a life, and your just pathetic f*cking loser.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  26. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    LMAO, Nathan your funny do you think people here are laughing with you or at you?

    I ain't got friends says the guy that waits for people to reply back to his comments by refreshing his page, LMAO.
    Realise your a joke.

    Your probably speaking for yourself, you probably get picked on and then try and take your anger out on people here. Your rather pathetic.

    Remember its the internet, Why So Serious?

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  27. slysnide

    Raimi already predicted the film's downfall when he said "We have to make the release date..." Too many of these sequels movies only push for a release date rather than a good story anymore. Simply cuz they're so worried about making the release date. Hence why it was f*cking stupid to even announce one if the script hasn't even been written yet, and may not necessarily even be approved byt the studio which has a hand in killing good ideas for mediocre ones (since they place their faith in formerly jaw dropping CGI), which causes more set-backs, thus making the scrounging for the release date all the more annoying/important to them, and the quality of the final product less than the filmmakers expected, thus killing the movie and its potential for good box office revenue.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  28. nathan_lease

    You wasteman. That's a good one douche bag.

    It's pretty obvious who the attention whor* is. Which is your dumb ass. You obviously have no friends and probably get picked on all the time. This isn't the first time you've put your nose in other peoples business on other comment pages you f*cking loser. Maybe if you read the comments from before you would know what I do *sshole. How bout you go shoot yourself, because your life is worthless. You think you can write movie scripts. LOL! Yeah right. Your comebacks are pathetic. "Because you ain't got a life." You can't even write proper grammer you hillbilly f*ggot.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  29. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    awwww poor baby, just because you ain't got a life...

    Where you actually waiting for replies from people, because look at the time gap between our comments 3 minutes...
    Your sad, now take your own advice and get a life, you wasteman...

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  30. nathan_lease

    Shut the f*ck up!
    Get a life. Your ideas suck as well.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

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