Bruce Campbell, being a friend of director Sam Raimi, was given three small (but memorable) roles in each Spider-Man film. He played the ring announcer in Spider-Man, a snooty Usher in Spider-Man 2, and the waiter who tried to make Peter Parker’s proposal to Mary Jane run smoothly in Spider-Man 3. With Spider-Man 4 on the way it was expected he would be returning in some form, and Campbell recently revealed that he will be. Just in a bigger way.
“Spider-Man 4” will start shooting in January 2010, Bruce Campbell told Access Hollywood at his “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” premiere on Saturday.
The actor, who has a long relationship with director Sam Raimi via his lead role in the “Evil Dead” trilogy, made memorable cameos in the first three “Spider-Man” films.
However, he may have a bigger role this time around. Bruce told Access that in the next installment in the superhero franchise, he’s been told he has a major part – but didn’t yet know anything about his character.
The villain – or villains — for the movie have yet to be revealed, though some fans have speculated that Bruce could take on the role of Mysterio – the master of illusion.
Let the speculation begin!
So Spider-Man 4 will begin filming in January. Does this mean we will see Spidey in winter time swinging over a snow covered New York City? We haven’t seen Spider-Man with a snow setting before, and it’d be something I’d like to see.