Spider-Man 4's Villains?

Raimi speculates about the next bad guys

Sam Raimi was out and about in LA on Friday night to present an award to young filmmakers who had made Spidey spoofs, and took a moment to speculate on the possible future for Spider-Man on the big screen.

"If I can't find the right story that would work for me and that I could tell really well, I would like someone else to tell that story," he said of the already-announced "Spider-Man 4." But if it's a great story and Sony will bring me back to the screen, I would love to." He said he would want to bring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst back too.

Much more excitingly, he also took time to talk bad guys, and here's his leanings. ""I would love to see Electro, Vulture, maybe the Sinister Six as a team," he said. For those of you who spent your formative years out in the fresh air (who boast the powers to, respectively, control electricity and fly while looking ugly), that would mean a combination of the aforementioned pair along with fellow baddies Kraven the Hunter (big game hunter type) and Mysterio (illusionist), and the return of Doc Ock and the Sandman.

On the other hand (and perhaps more realistically) Raimi has considered bumping up a supporting player. "I love Dylan Baker as a person, and I really like the character he is developing," Raimi said of Dr. Curt Connors, Parker's one-armed, screen-time-challenged professor in the first three flicks. "The Lizard is probably one of my favorite characters. But ['Spider-Man 4'] will probably have to start with the central journey of the main character to arrive at the proper villain."

Connors, incidentally, joined the SInister Six when they became the Sinister Twelve, but given that Spider-Man 3 had too many baddies with three, let's not rush that into production, eh? For the full interview, check out MTV at the link above.