Saturday, September 6, 2008

Are you Whamburged and Henchcried about this Spiderman news? If not, you should be.

We get the recent news courtesy of Nikki Finke over at that not only has director Sam Raimi, but also star Tobey Maguire signed on to do Spiderman 4 and 5.

Here's the good stuff,

...I'm told that both star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi will be returning to make Zodiac screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt's script of Spider-Man 4. Sources tell me that Sony has recently locked in both veterans of Spider-Man 1 through 3...

...There's no deal yet for Kirsten Dunst but Mary Jane Watson will be featured. I'm told Sony "would never recast her" despite her rehab problems...

...Sony is taking its time officially hiring the movie's villain since principal photography doesn't start on Spider-Man 4 until next fall because of the recently postponed May 2011 release. I am told, however, that "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it..."

...I'm also told that, right now, the studio is trying to figure out if it can feasibly shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 at the same time because doing that is so cost effective and "it wasn't so easy to get everybody back together"...

Derek and I are some of the what seem to be few people that are pumped about this. I admit that Spiderman 3 was a bit of a let down, but I also think that if the studio truly lets Raimi do what he wants again with this film that it can be brought back up to the same par as the first two films. I have much faith in Sam Raimi and wouldn't want to see anyone else other than Tobey play Spiderman. This is franchise I have grown to love even if the last film let me down a bit. Also, judging from what was said, it looks like The Lizard will probably be the main enemy of this film if I were to guess correctly. Dr. Curt Connors (human Lizard) has already made his appearance multiple times played by Dylan Baker and it was said that "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it..." which is what leads me to believe this. Until more news develops, I'll just continue to be stoked that this is happening under the terms that I am excited by.
Posted by SX0T at 10:22 PM |  


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