Spider-Man 3 would have been a great ending to the trilogy if it didn’t feature Peter ’emo’ Parker bustin’ a move and a few too many villains. Apparently Sam Raimi wasn’t too happy with adding Venom, but Sony insisted, and what resulted was a bit of a messy second half.
So I was pleased to hear that while speak to Empire magazine Sam Raimi revealed that he thinks it would be better if he had full creative control next time round.
“They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually,” Raimi told British magazine Empire. “But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn’t really have creative control, so to speak.”
“The best way for me to move forward on films,” Raimi continued, “is that I’ve got to be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film.”
These comments would appear to echo the director’s purported dispute with Sony Pictures regarding the symbiotic villain’s involvement in “Spider-Man 3,” despite rumored plans for a Venom spin-off.
“I love Spider-Man so much that I’d like to continue telling Spider-Man stories,” Raimi concluded. “But only under those circumstances where I think I can honour him.”
I hope Raimi gets what he wants. He had a lot of control in Spider-Man 1 & 2 and they turned out great. If Spider-Man 4 isn’t going to be any better than 3 then there is no point in making it (unless you are Sony and you like money).