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Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys
Plan to shoot 4 and 5 back-to-back

06 September 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Sony Pictures are about to wrap up deals that will see Sam Raimi return to direct, and Tobey Maguire return to star in, Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5.

Yes, two more Spider-Man films, which will be shot back-to-back, starting in the autumn of 2009, with the first set for release in 2011.

Returning with Raimi and Maguire - who have yet to officially sign anything, but it's only a matter of time - will be producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad.

There’s been no word yet on Kirsten Dunst, although Mary-Jane Watson will apparently feature in Spider-Man 4, the script for which has been written by Zodiac scribe, James Vanderbilt. The villain hasn’t been confirmed, although a source of columnist Nikki Finke, who originally reported the story, says that, "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." Intriguing…

We have to say that, though Raimi’s involvement had been rumoured for a while, we’re a little surprised that Maguire is willing to come back to play Peter Parker. The impression we got from Maguire during press duties for Spider-Man 3 was that he was perhaps done with the character, and was keen to break away from typecasting. Clearly that wasn’t the case – and we’re glad. Recasting the role would have been possible, but Maguire has excelled in the role so far, so we’re glad to see him back.

However, he’s not getting any younger, either, which is perhaps another reason why 4 and 5 might be shot back-to-back, so that Maguire, who’s 33 now, can still convince as a 20something Peter Parker come 2011 or 2012.

Spider-Man 3, of course, made a ton of money worldwide, so there’s no surprise that Sony were keen to make more Spider-movies. But it was also a huge critical disappointment and a massive letdown following the heights hit by Spider-Man 2. So perhaps Raimi’s return to the directing chair is a tacit admission on his part that Spider-Man 3 wasn’t all it could be. Let’s hope that Spider-Man 4 (and 5) is a return to form for one of the most brilliant and naturally talented directors in the business.

Now, go Spidey, go!

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Note to Sam and Tobey
No dancing! Oh and keep the mask on more! And what the hell happened to his Spider-Sense in #3? And watch I Robot to get a hint as to how Spider-Man should move, they did it so much better and it's just a cgi robot!! In fact just give the rights back to Marvel and let them do it right. More

Posted by dexy9000 at 21:50 on 18 September 2008 | Report This Post

Can't wait!
That's great news! As long as they keep to the comics for once. Would be quite interesting to see M.J get killed and Gwen step into the role of G/F - Raimi seems to be doing everything backwards - so why not? Shia isn't a good enough actor IMO - although I agree we need the Spidey sarcasim and jokes. Too much of the graphic novels are being lost in these movies. I loved Spidey 3 (apart from Venom being squeezed in and Pete's unforgivable forgiving to everyone) Gwen and Pete!!! More

Posted by princemadonna at 18:49 on 15 September 2008 | Report This Post

!!!!!!!!!
One serious misfire with the 3rd installment and you want a reboot!!?Have faith people,the first 2 were fine movies,and until the Dark knight raised the bar a considerable level this year,the finest Superhero movies to date.Raimi staying on board hopefully means less studio interference than in 3,can't see how he'd have stayed on if he wasn't in control.We just need an upbeat,wisecracking Spidey,tone down the heartbreak and soap operay,and we are set.Oh,and please people,a big no to Shia Lebouf, More

Posted by CoxintheBox at 13:08 on 15 September 2008 | Report This Post

Spiderman 4 & 5
Oh dear! Like the majority of movie sequels the Spider Man series went horribly wrong by the third instalment. What makes them think that two more are going to be any better. It's over, please no more! More

Posted by walrusboy at 06:38 on 15 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
You know, not too long ago I was all on about "get Shia out of my face," but now I cannot but see the right in several people's suggestion that the LaBeouf boy could work  some very needed tricks. More

Posted by Incanus at 19:37 on 14 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Incanus Shia...having trouble with the law recently, drink & drive and the like. Shia is Spielberg's boy right now, Tobey is Raimi's. Do not ignore this parameter. sp; Major loss to Spiderman.   The scene in rmershia confronts of the jock is the kinda thing I would imagine Peter Parker doing. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:49 on 14 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
After three attempts,all failed imo i think the franchise should move on regardless of box office takings.One of the problems i think is that there is too much of Ramis personality in the films and not enough of Spideys/pete's. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 18:33 on 14 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Hey, there's nothing wrong with being thirtyish! *grinds his teeth in apparent wrath* cially if you look not a day older than 26 *admires himself in the mirror*  hia...having trouble with the law recently, drink & drive and the like. Shia is Spielberg's boy right now, Tobey is Raimi's. Do not ignore this parameter. I don't think Tobey looks so much creepy as rather...blank, which might be taken for creepy, I suppose: "Is he human? Has he got a brain? Is he an android escaped from More

Posted by Incanus at 18:26 on 14 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Thats the whole missing link imo regarding Ramis version. Far too much shoe gazing not enough of Spidey smartarse pisstaking at the baddies expence. plus he's 30ish and Parker is 17-24 forever More

Posted by danbo1138 at 21:18 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I just find Tobey Maguire's Peter a little creepy sometimes.   Shia would be bring a much needed comedy/sarcasm element. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:32 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
He would be able to represent the wisecracking Spider-Man pretty well. An aspect which has been missing so far. More

Posted by sanchia at 19:15 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: danbo1138 yeah,agree 100% sp; Shia's one-liners would work so well when battling comic villains. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:57 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
yeah,agree 100% More

Posted by danbo1138 at 18:23 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: kieran mcavoy total film made an annocement a couple of months back that jake gyllenhaal has signed onto play peter parker in a three film deal sp; Shia for Peter Parker!   Put your Shia-hate aside for a second and think about it. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:55 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Can you get more specific, please? More

Posted by Incanus at 17:38 on 13 September 2008 | Report This Post

total film made an annocement a couple of months back that jake gyllenhaal has signed onto play peter parker in a three film deal More

Posted by kieran mcavoy at 21:16 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

total film made an annocement a couple of months back that jake gyllenhaal has signed onto play peter parker in a three film deal More

Posted by kieran mcavoy at 20:56 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: same old, same old...
L: Incanus By the way, I know it's not my place to tell people about their language and the like, but I think each should be let to write in whatever way they see suitable, and if that makes their style odd, insufferable, lyrical, mundane and so on, the polite thing to do would be to let them know by private message. Perhaps someone is a foreigner, another one has to write too fast to use proper punctuation, others dislike full words and use abbreviations. We can be tolerant, can More

Posted by danbo1138 at 15:16 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: same old, same old...
L: Incanus Furthermore, something should be done about Tobey's looks. He seems to be staring vacantly into space all the time, and his facial expression remains constantly apathetic. Perhaps hire him an acting tutor? Or let him wear his mask a lot more. He's disturbingly stupefied most of the times, and never seems to enjoy the sunshine. Emotionally he's about 89 years old, suffering from terminal disease and also looks worried about the CERN experiment generating a Black Hole tomorrow mor More

Posted by tftrman at 08:18 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: same old, same old...
By the way, I know it's not my place to tell people about their language and the like, but I think each should be let to write in whatever way they see suitable, and if that makes their style odd, insufferable, lyrical, mundane and so on, the polite thing to do would be to let them know by private message. Perhaps someone is a foreigner, another one has to write too fast to use proper punctuation, others dislike full words and use abbreviations. We can be tolerant, can't we? There is no n More

Posted by Incanus at 05:35 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: same old, same old...
The first thing for Raimi to do would be to get Peter to grow up emotionally. He must be by this time over his pseudo-qualms about his great power coming with great responsibility. Let him accept his gift and be happy about it. Also, a good thing would be to tone down or remove the "constantly mourning uncle Ben" element. We get it, he feels bereft, enough though. Thirdly, Raimi should avoid juggling multiple villains this time. Stick to one, that might work better this time. The More

Posted by Incanus at 03:58 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: same old, same old...
I went alittle bit over the top with those comments.    More

Posted by Seth_Gecko at 11:58 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

same old, same old...
Well, with Warners getting ready to "reboot" Superman, shamefully bad-mouthing "Superman Returns" after it did very well and garnered not a few good reviews and wanting to go in a "darker" direction (what? No, really, WHAT??), it's regrettable that Spidey won't get some new blood in the creative department. And, not that I should even waste the energy, but, "Highcontrast"'s little gem of a retort ("To be honest i couldnt give a shit about my engli More

Posted by Jak25 at 11:32 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

"once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
Larry David as The Vulture More

Posted by Indio at 21:30 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Villains
Dylan baker as lizard, Joaquin phoenix as Electro and Sam rockwell as Carnage More

Posted by Hamsterwalt at 19:08 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Villains
Dylan baker as lizard, Joaquin phoenix as Electro and Sam rockwell as Carnage More

Posted by Hamsterwalt at 19:06 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Villains
Dylan baker as lizard, Joaquin phoenix as Electro and Sam rockwell as Carnage More

Posted by Hamsterwalt at 19:00 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys?
? More

Posted by Seth_Gecko at 09:48 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys?
They know that.  Now.  Let's hope they do know how to fix it, eh? Appalling English btw - you might want to work a bit on that... :) More

Posted by KeithM at 14:47 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys?
Im not to sure if making another two films is gonna be worth it. If there anything like the third 1 Spiderman 1 was really good Spiderman two was even better Spiderman 3 was absolutely terrible Tobey Maguire walking down the street with his hair done differently then dancing around in some jazz bar is not dark at all. To be honest the whole film was a complete mess.If they are to do another two films there is alot of stuff to sort out. More

Posted by Seth_Gecko at 13:37 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
L: keatsmeister L: HIM L: tango fett "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." - hmmmmm well the only obvious casting/villains i can think of is either thomas haden church back as sandman, bruce cambell as mysterio, topher grace back as venom (there was no body!) or dylan baker as the lizard. Either way im super excited love spiderman cant wait for two more! hat quote means it's a character or villain we've already seen in the franchise. So you're r More

Posted by HIM at 13:19 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: new ps4 coming out in 2009 i guess
If anyone knows me, they know that I'm a HUGE Spiderfanboy. I'm excited by a forth and fifth, but really felt the franchise needs an injection of a younger, more charasmatic Spiderman. Sorry Tobey, I do admire you as an actor, but its time to hang up those web shooters. More

Posted by Y2Neildotcom at 10:58 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

new ps4 coming out in 2009 i guess
this is great news for Playstation fnas as the whoel spidey movie was a brand tie in for sony! the logo for spiderman and ps3 were the smae and they release conincided with the new machine coming out! really pathetic how big corporations try and sell us stuff. i would have bought both seperatly and dont need to be sold on half back ideas to help promote a games console. spiderman and xmen are the worst of the franchises shame on you marvel! More

Posted by miketang99 at 06:20 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

Re-cast Spidey!
Re-cast Parker! Maguire was pants in the last one, bleeding mascara to make him look eeeevil, pathetic. He can do clumsy well but he can't progress from that, which is necessary for the character to develop. In the comics Parker was a clutz until he got bit, he changed pretty damn quick. Move on, their are better and younger actors out there. Think of it like a change of artists in the comic, the character's more important than the star. Villain's got to be the Lizard, but I'm hoping for a ret More

Posted by trevorc187 at 01:02 on 09 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Spiderwhat?
L: Horrorguru SPIDERMAN, excellent adaptation and a huge boost to Raimi's Career. SPIDERMAN 2, average, bad guy wasn't really a baddy. SPIDERMAN III what a waste of Sandman and Venom. For F**k's sake Raimi, EVIL DEAD IV, that's what we want. Give me bruce as ASH any day over SPIDERMAN. five reasons why ASH is better than Spiderman. s traversed the time, space continuum. 2.Has the greatest one liners in cinematic history 3.He has a chainsaw on his right hand 4.Bruce frick More

Posted by Olaf at 23:50 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: The Vulture
L: raithrover Terrible news that we can expect 4&5 in this dwindling franchise. Doesn't Sony have another blockbuster that it can call upon instead dragging out another two in this series? Yes, I'm sure they do.  But these make shitloads of money, so it would be bloody stupid of them not to make more while they have the rights. Come on people.  Engage brain before typing. More

Posted by KeithM at 23:04 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Spiderwhat?
I'd like to point out that there would be no crossovers from Spiderman or other characters from Marvel into Spiderman i.e. Kingpin. Sony only own the right to Spiderman and Kingpin is owned by Fox hence his inclusion in Daredevil. This would also mean that X-Men crossover would not happen and also the Avengers movie will not feature any of the above. It sucks a bit but hey ho. The villain is blatently going to be Lizard though, even if he will look rubbish. More

Posted by Scabby at 20:58 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

Spiderwhat?
SPIDERMAN, excellent adaptation and a huge boost to Raimi's Career. SPIDERMAN 2, average, bad guy wasn't really a baddy. SPIDERMAN III what a waste of Sandman and Venom. For F**k's sake Raimi, EVIL DEAD IV, that's what we want. Give me bruce as ASH any day over SPIDERMAN. five reasons why ASH is better than Spiderman. 1.He has traversed the time, space continuum. 2.Has the greatest one liners in cinematic history 3.He has a chainsaw on his right hand 4.Bruce frickin campbell 5. EVIL DE More

Posted by Horrorguru at 19:47 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: The Vulture
Terrible news that we can expect 4&5 in this dwindling franchise. Doesn't Sony have another blockbuster that it can call upon instead dragging out another two in this series? More

Posted by raithrover at 18:22 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

The Vulture
Patrick Stewart would be excellent as the Vulture but any future x-men crossovers would be out the window... OOOhh, but he would be excellent!!! What about Dwayne Johnson as Electro? Or Hayden Christensen as Mysterio!! More

Posted by wakachaka at 16:30 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: With great power...
L: samurai82 It's gotta be Dylan Baker as The Lizard. I'd love to see a story loosely based on Kraven's Last Hunt but replacing Vermin with The Lizard. That would be awesome!! I disagree on the idea of John Lithgow as The Vulture...i'd rather see Sir Ben Kingsley don the wings... he only man for vulture is larry david! More

Posted by adambatman82 at 14:13 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

Why the villain discussion
Ben Kingsley as The Vulture. Sorted. Next. More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 13:17 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
L: keatsmeister L: HIM L: tango fett "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." - hmmmmm well the only obvious casting/villains i can think of is either thomas haden church back as sandman, bruce cambell as mysterio, topher grace back as venom (there was no body!) or dylan baker as the lizard. Either way im super excited love spiderman cant wait for two more! hat quote means it's a character or villain we've already seen in the franchise. So you're ri More

Posted by norman365 at 13:16 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

Kingpin?
Wild card, but how about reprising Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin (from Daredevil)? This would tie in well with the Marvel crossover avenue they're heading down. More

Posted by monkeygiles at 13:14 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

Bruce Campbell
For fucks sake raimi just give the people what they want! I'd love to see him catch something beyond a cameo in this. He's been the highlight in every spidey so far More

Posted by shanewire at 12:39 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

BETTER AND BETTER....
After the greatness that was Iron Man and The Dark Knight - this is excellent news. I hope Peter Parker gets a chance to lighten up a bit in these two films....................and one villain please! Two - if the story demands it! The only thing that blighted Spiderman 3 was that there was one bad guy too many. Venom sucked! An overated character in the comics and an overated character in the film. I'd like to see The Lizard and Electro please! More

Posted by ROTGUT at 11:48 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

Why bring back Raimi the first three films were total cack, visually awful with terrible lumbering stories that eren't interesting, hire someone else More

Posted by conconman at 10:16 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

This is good news. As long as they don't go down the Dark Knight route, save that for Chris Nolan (excellent though it was) not Raimi's vision. For some reason I didn't overly enjoy 3 at the cinema (couldn't get in the zone for some reason that day!), but after repeat viewing on DVD a couple of times it's not that bad a movie. More

Posted by steveg66 at 09:08 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
L: HIM L: tango fett "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." - hmmmmm well the only obvious casting/villains i can think of is either thomas haden church back as sandman, bruce cambell as mysterio, topher grace back as venom (there was no body!) or dylan baker as the lizard. Either way im super excited love spiderman cant wait for two more! hat quote means it's a character or villain we've already seen in the franchise. So you're right in that it could More

Posted by keatsmeister at 08:14 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

I'd be interested if Spidey was recast. Don't get me wrong, Tobey Maguire did very well in 1 and 2, but in 3 he definitely started to look a bit too old for the role, and well he just wasn't up to the bar he'd set in the previous films. Who to cast though? More

Posted by keatsmeister at 08:06 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: With great power...
Didn't everyone think that about Doc Ock? Raimi clearly had the Lizard in mind right from the off, with the setting up of Dr Connors as a recurring character... I think the sight of Lizard jumping all over the place in his white lab coat sounds pretty cool, tbh. More

Posted by KeithM at 05:11 on 08 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: With great power...
Thing is with Lizard, hes doesn't fit in with Raimis world or any cinematic version of Spidey in my opinion. He just too stupid and he'd have to be CGI and it will just look rubbish. More

Posted by Scabby at 21:23 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: With great power...
lizard with a doc oc twist More

Posted by danbo1138 at 20:55 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: With great power...
I have a feeling that it will be either a Lizard story or a Venom/Carnage story. Probably the later as "dark" is in at the moment. Do us a favour though and get Topher Grace to grow some balls, he was such a pansy villain. More

Posted by Scabby at 20:51 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

With great power...
It's gotta be Dylan Baker as The Lizard. I'd love to see a story loosely based on Kraven's Last Hunt but replacing Vermin with The Lizard. That would be awesome!! I disagree on the idea of John Lithgow as The Vulture...i'd rather see Sir Ben Kingsley don the wings... More

Posted by samurai82 at 19:51 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

With great power...
It's gotta be Dylan Baker as The Lizard. I'd love to see a story loosely based on Kraven's Last Hunt but replacing Vermin with The Lizard. That would be awesome!! I disagree on the idea of John Lithgow as The Vulture...i'd rather see Sir Ben Kingsley don the wings... More

Posted by samurai82 at 19:50 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

With great power comes great responsibility...
I think it'll be Dylan Baker as The Lizard. I disagree on John Lithgow as The Vulture...i'd rather see Sir Ben Kingsley in that role... The idea of maybe having Norman Osborne return is an interesting one. Personally though, i'd like to see a story loosely based on Kraven's last hunt, but with The Lizard fulfilling the role that Vermin had in the comic. More

Posted by samurai82 at 19:47 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dylan Baker
Surely got to be Dylan Baker as the Lizard (Dr Curt Connors). Think he's been in the other three films. More

Posted by Lardzilla at 16:15 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dylan Baker
Surely got to be Dylan Baker as the Lizard (Dr Curt Connors). Think he's been in the other three films. More

Posted by Lardzilla at 16:15 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys?
Back to back sequels are almost always shit!   Seriously, the only good ones I can think of are Back to the Future 2 & 3, but even 2 has it's critics (I like it, but I'll conceed that while it has lots of interesting and unique ideas the story is weaker than the other two).    Why the BTTF trilogy works for me is that each film has a separate story, with a begnning middle and an end, while still being linked to an overall arc.  I HATE film series More

Posted by the_only_man_who_can at 15:14 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Bruce Campbell as Mysterio?? How does fanboy -shit like that start???
Campbell has already played 3 different roles in the series and was instantly recognisable. Why would Raimi then cast him in a lead-villain role? To the uninitiated it would be like, "Hey so, the ring announcer/usher/maitre d' was Mysterio all along. Wow!!" To have him cast would also be very off-putting and I'd only see him as Bruce Campbell: the cameo guy and not a character. Campbell as Mysterio was just fanboy internet wishful-thinking followed on from a joke suggestion, there w More

Posted by nicky1975 at 15:13 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Bruce Campbell as Mysterio?? How does fanboy -shit like that start???
Campbell has already played 3 different roles in the series and was instantly recognisable. Why would Raimi then cast him in a lead-villain role? To the uninitiated it would be like, "Hey so, the ring announcer/usher/maitre d' was Mysterio all along. Wow!!" To have him cast would also be very off-putting and I'd only see him as Bruce Campbell: the cameo guy and not a character. Campbell as Mysterio was just fanboy internet wishful-thinking followed on from a joke suggestion, there w More

Posted by nicky1975 at 15:11 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

bruce cambell...as mysterio........it cud happen More

Posted by joshob89 at 14:53 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Zodiac scribe? this generates a small amount of interest, but will any comic book movie reach the standards of Dark Knight? I don't see any reason going on the first 2 that it will. still, time will tell. More

Posted by richCie at 11:09 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

UP, UP AND AWAY WEB!
I don't mind 3 too much and at least we know there is room for improvement because of it, so I welcome these next 2 Spideys'! As for the villains I reckon the clue means The Lizard, they wouldn't do Sandman again 'cos it was too recent. On the other hand in the comics a few years back it turned out that Norman Osborn hadn't died but had been manipulating Parkers life for years in one way or another, whilst living in Europe creating an international crime empire; a long shot but does anybody wan More

Posted by boostergold at 09:21 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

Off The Wall (ahem) Villain Ideas
Bruce Campbell to play Kraven The Hunter; Spider-Pig to play Peter Porker, Spider-Ham (obvious, i know, but hey cartoon pigs gotta eat too); The Vulture could be played by John Lithgow (actually, that might be good); Ray Winstone as The Rhino and, finally, there's only one man who could play Elektro (please, please, please)...Will Arnett, C'mon!!!!! More

Posted by andyoliver99 at 22:00 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
L: tango fett "once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." - hmmmmm well the only obvious casting/villains i can think of is either thomas haden church back as sandman, bruce cambell as mysterio, topher grace back as venom (there was no body!) or dylan baker as the lizard. Either way im super excited love spiderman cant wait for two more! hat quote means it's a character or villain we've already seen in the franchise. So you're right in that it could be Sandman, More

Posted by HIM at 21:30 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

4&5
Simple rule needs to be followed for the next ones,don't have too many villains 1 or 2 max per picture get some character development going, that's what I felt was the prob with 3 too many villains and not enough development on each i.e sandman and venom. I didn't care or have any feeling about those two especially venom. More

Posted by durelius at 20:18 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

"once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it."
"once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." - hmmmmm well the only obvious casting/villains i can think of is either thomas haden church back as sandman, bruce cambell as mysterio, topher grace back as venom (there was no body!) or dylan baker as the lizard. Either way im super excited love spiderman cant wait for two more! More

Posted by tango fett at 18:35 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Look ok i admit, spidy 3 WASN'T as good as the first 2, but it was still a great fun film!!! Stupid and overlong, but when i watch it with a huge smile, it was fun fun fun and shud be recognised for it!!!!!! More

Posted by plum bob at 18:21 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Yay!
Hopefully this will by way of an apology for the mess of the last one. I hope it's the Lizardman. The clues go that way and that'll be a brilliant conflict as Spidey and Connors have a (mostly off-screen) history as teacher and student. Come on! More

Posted by thechair at 18:05 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

As long as he don't start dancing again...jaysussss, my eyes, my eyes!!. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 17:30 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Villain
L: Tech_Noir L: danbo1138 yup,same happens with spidey,always ripping his mask near the end so we 'get more emotion' whatever rami. It's really annoying because Venom (when he was Venom) looked really cool in n 3uote] i agree with you there,lot cooler than the Goblin,pity he felt like an afterthought. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 17:03 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Oh F**k Off Spider-Man
Last time I checked Stan Lee created the concepts for Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Daredevil, Fantastic Four and the majority of their support casts. In terms of taking credit for 'other people's work' I am very sure he never once limited the creative impact of the artists he worked with like Kirby, Ditko, |Romita and others.   Also, to further help the Zeitgeist's comments gain some clarity it might be best if you changed Marvel Exec to Sony Exec, as the amount of money the three films m More

Posted by g_woody1981 at 16:58 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Villain
L: danbo1138 yup,same happens with spidey,always ripping his mask near the end so we 'get more emotion' whatever rami. sp; It's really annoying because Venom (when he was Venom) looked really cool in n 3 More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:56 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Villain
yup,same happens with spidey,always ripping his mask near the end so we 'get more emotion' whatever rami. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 16:54 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Villain
Was anyone elsed pissed that Venom in Spidey 3 kept morphing his face to Eddie's?   It's like the Raimi felt he had to keep reminding the audience that Eddie was Venom. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:50 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Villain
I'm calling James Gandolfini playing Kingpin More

Posted by aaolivero at 16:29 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Happy times again yay! my vote goes towards the lizard and the shocker! woooooooooooooooo!!! ] More

Posted by kumar at 14:23 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

eh......
couldn't they let it die for ten years and then re-boot it..... saying that it barely takes 3 any more... fucking hulk films. More

Posted by BigDaveP at 14:11 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: The lizard, maybe?
Hmm, I agree with that, for sure, but reading Secret Invasion, I can't help but want Skrulls to enter film. Though you can't really put Secret Invasion in a film without The Avengers, and Civil War... More

Posted by MovieMogul at 14:09 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys?
It was a shame they felt the need to kill off venom, however a venom/carnage double header (with venom finding a new host) would be good. But with a venom movie in the pipeline it may be a case of overkill on that option... Failing that, the introduction of Kingpin, Rhino and Electro (not all three mind as the last film proved "too many cooks and all that") would be welcomed by myself... however not so sure about Michael Duncan Clarke reprising the role though as it'd bring up too many bad More

Posted by Ghost Mutt at 14:00 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

personally, I never felt that Maguire excelled in the role. he's far too doe-eyed and dull to excel in a role where the character is supposed to be bundle of nervous energy with constant bantering and one-liners. he made the character of Peter Parker DULL. the role should have gone to Topher Grace, whose Eddie Brock was a far more enjoyable character to watch More

Posted by SpaceLion at 13:50 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Wasn't the silver surfer originally in Spiderman? Oh well the vulture would make a cool villain or the Iizard. Too bad they sort of wasted Venoms chances of being a good villain. More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 13:42 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

personally, I never felt that Maguire excelled in the role. he's far too doe-eyed and dull to excel in a role where the character is supposed to be bundle of nervous energy with constant bantering and one-liners. he made the character of Peter Parker DULL. the role should have gone to Topher Grace, whose Eddie Brock was a far more enjoyable character to watch More

Posted by SpaceLion at 13:36 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Vulture
There have been rumours about Ben Kingsley's Vulture since the first Spider-man. If it's not Lizard, it's Vulture. More

Posted by Silvertouch at 13:33 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

The lizard, maybe?
Surely the villains going to be the lizard then? When they say 'you'll know who's playing it', that clearly means that itll be Dylan Baker. Sorted More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 12:50 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

At least Raimi is staying away from the script. More

Posted by willchadwick at 12:41 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

"once you find out who the villain is, you'll know who's playing it." That'll be The Lizard then, won't it? More

Posted by saintheat at 12:18 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Oh F**k Off Spider-Man
Marvel Exec 1:Oh my God! "The Dark Knight" is bigger and better than all our films put together. Let's whore our most popular character some more! Marvel Exec 2:I know!Let's shoot them back-to-back!Get them out quick and make loads of money!!! Stan "I take credit for other peoples Shit" Lee:Can I play Spider-Man? Or some lame villain because you already used Venom.Well, under-used him. Marvel exec 3:No.Were making a Venom film too!!!$$$$$$$$$ Stan Lee:Can I play h More

Posted by theZEITGEIST at 12:18 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Make it good this time...
im glad to hear this news but they have to make it as good as Iron Man.. More

Posted by TheHunkIsSprunk at 12:15 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Back to back?
Sounds like they're inviting production difficulties....Matrix sequels, POTC sequels...hurm... More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 11:48 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Cool
Let's hope Sony leave Raimi alone to do his own thing this time. Sandman was ace in the last film but you could see the seems between that and the Sony tacked on Venom. Urgh. Lizard or Mysterio (Bruce Cambell could play him as an out of work actor/stunt man and it's revealed he was the same character all the while) would be my choice. But the statement makes me wonder, will the villain be a 'resurected' Norman Osbourne? Sinister six? I hope not. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:53 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

spider man 4 and 5
even though i am a big fan of the marvel films these films will not work but only if they actually put in decent villains in it and not the same ones again cos they just die quicker. Like with all the spider man films you have to stop it some were with the franchise. More

Posted by IRON MAN at 10:53 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

The Lizard as the baddie
The Lizard would be the best baddie for these films, it would give it a whole new area which spidey's not delved into yet. Forget about Venom, the pansey that played him in 3 was bad casting (cosidering that Eddie has always been a much older muture and well built guy in the comics) and Sandman could have, should have been the main baddie. However,4 and 5 shot back to back makes me think lessons learned from the 3rd film and they will have 2 baddies over two movies. The Vulture could work, so co More

Posted by take1 at 10:43 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Getting excited
This is very exciting news. I think the 3rd film is still enjoyable but obviously doesn't hit the heights of number 2. I think filming them back2back will allow for a more expansive storyline and bad guy arc. Would be interesting to see if Stark or Banner make appearances in it - that would be cool. Do us proud Sam! More

Posted by hellboy22 at 10:40 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

Venom & Carnage
they HAVE to make this story, they simply have to More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:39 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

No more camp spidey!
Spiderman 3 was more of a musical with a camp parker not a dark parker! Take all the gooey emo crap out, stop making EVERY villian a walking cry baby! So less of a soap opera this time Mr RaImi! More

Posted by Funk at 10:30 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

"You remember Sam Raimi, right? You know, the guy who ONLY directed Spider-Man films? Yeah, they paid a LOT, but were pretty bankrupt spiritually. Man, that Raimi could have directed anything. Shame he chose only to direct children's films about a bloke pretending to be a spider for the largest part of his career." Me, 20 years from now. More

Posted by wooz at 10:25 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

opps
opps this can go titts up or be omthing great and save it from its mistake from what they did in Spiderman 3. part 3 had to much singing this is spider man not some stupid Musical. and venom was forced to be in the movie. i can still see Venom comming back tho all they have to do is come up with a decent story with how he got away. as lets face it how could that Bomb compleatly distory Venom when the very same bomb just scares Harry Osborne's face, but since Remi dont like Venom its not More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 09:54 on 06 September 2008 | Report This Post

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