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Raimi Wants Maguire for SPIDER-MAN 4

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     November 29, 2007
Source: Comic Book Resources

Director Sam Raimi on the set of SPIDER-MAN 2.
© Columbia Pictures

Normally, I would have skipped over this latest interview with Raimi because too many sites/interviewers seem to be asking Sam the same question too many times. The director/producer has already stated on numerous occasions that he will not be writing SPIDER-MAN 4, that he will not be directing the next installment and that his involvement is basically as a producer watching over the project. Still, in this latest interview with Comic Book Resources, Raimi did update us about his desire that Tobey Maguire stay on board the project. At least, he truly hopes Maguire returns to wear Spidey's duds one more time for Sony.

Here's what Raimi told CBR:

Sam: If I was writing it I would have a very strong opinion about that, but we're hiring a writer to come up with his own take. Sony was willing to go either way, we'll just have to wait and see what the writer comes up with. I think anything's possible, though.

I mean, there's been so many different versions, it doesn't have to follow the movies that we've made. I'd very much like to see Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, so I have a personal interest in that, but certainly anything's possible. Spider-Man's such a big character in the comic books that he could endure a lot of different interpretations. You could start over or you could start with a different aspect of the story than I've focused on in the pictures I've made, we'll just have to wait and see what the writer comes up with.

To read the full interview, click the link above.

Sony wishes for SPIDER-MAN 4 to hit theaters sometime in 2009.


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raa2001 11/29/2007 12:22:35 AM
I'd like to see a darker toned Spiderman movie. Maybe introduce Morbeus or Carnage and the rest of the symbiotic gang.
gauleyboy420 11/29/2007 12:38:27 AM
NO CARNAGE, NO CLONES Why fix it if it aint broken... Sure the last one had too many villains THAT WAS IT's ONLY FLAW. Keep Raimi's version (The true version of spider man) alive, just use fewer villains.
NotAFan 11/29/2007 12:57:33 AM
I say forget Spider-man 4! I say it's time to finally make Spider-ham 1!
supercollector 11/29/2007 1:14:54 AM
UGH. The third movie was a big letdown. C'mon...a meteor happens to fall out of the sky RIGHT next to PP???? No JJJ's son John? We might not want Man-Wolf, but I could have thought of 10 different ways to bring Venom's origin to light that didn't plain suck. Maybe I'm just too old, but there was a day when good movies had a good story. Ultimate Spidey did a righteous Venom's origin in its sleep. In Spidey 3 everybody looked lifeless and just going through the motions. Do we REALLY like Kiersten as MJ? Really? I say start fresh in a few years with a completely different cast. raa2001, Morbious is a great idea, but not sure the general public is ready for Spidey vs. a vampire. The fourth installment needs the LIZARD!!! Finally!! Loose in NYC, and the public call in help from Africa to hunt it...The World famous KRAVEN THE HUNTER!!! Of course, once the Lizard is taken down by Spidey and steals his thunder, he turns his hunt toward the ultimate prey...Spider-Man. 400 million ensues. Gerard Butler as Kraven?? Who's with me people??? Supercollector.
narpin 11/29/2007 3:15:18 AM
"The director/producer has already stated on numerous occasions that he will not be writing SPIDER-MAN 4, that he will not be directing the next installment and that his involvement is basically as a producer watching over the project." He's said nothing of the sort. Stop putting words in his mouth.
Metalmaniac666 11/29/2007 5:56:42 AM
Now thats a really good idea for a story supercollector!!! They could use the Kraven saga from the comics(where kraven buries spiderman alive), just replace Vermin with the Lizard!
Dazzler 11/29/2007 6:45:02 AM
I would lke a recast of everybody except JJ Jamson. I think this cast has let it go to their heads. I think there are more stories to tell but with more serious actors. Every interview seems to be a rolling of the eyes with current cast.
superfrank78 11/29/2007 7:14:22 AM
I agree with that- this cast seems to feel they are a little too important and are forgetting that it is spider-man the character that the public goes to see not Dunst,Maguire or Franco. Replace the core- keep Aunt May,Jonah,Robbie,Betty and Gwen- bring a new Peter,MJ and Harry(or no Harry). Go with the Lizard and Kraven or finally admit that the Kingpin does exist outside of Daredevil's world and introduce him in Peter's world and pair him with Hobgoblin. Peter Parker- Milo Ventigmilia or Jake Gylenhaal Mary Jane- Bryce Dallas or the bombshell from "P2" Rachel Nichols(i think thats her last name) And NO MORE convenient plot devices like small meteors that fall unnoticed or conveniently placed Molecular science experiments.
hanso 11/29/2007 7:21:28 AM
Wait a few years, recast and then go ahead with Spider-Man 4. Aunt May will probably like 90 years old by the time they do part 4, so recast her as well. Bring in the Lizard and Kraven or Rhino and Vulture with a small cameo by Kraven at the end and then have him and Lizard in part 5. I think Gylenhaal like Maguire will be old for Spider-Man. Maguire probably has 1 more left in him but I doubt he'll last 3 more pictures. They should cast young so the person can last the full trilogy.
nrollins 11/29/2007 7:54:39 AM
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