Cinematical recently got the chance to speak to Drag Me to Hell director Sam Raimi, and obviously questions about Spider-Man 4 came up. Raimi spoke mostly about the mistakes he has made with the previous Spider-Man films, and that it is partly because of those mistakes that made him decide to make Spider-Man 4.
As far as Spider-Man, I’ve learned a lot of lessons about what people didn’t like and missteps that I’d made. But I learned those lessons on the previous two, I was just a little quieter about them. I made a lot of mistakes, and it’s part of the reason I so want to make this next story of Peter Parker.”
Raimi continued, “I really think I know in my heart who the character is, and I haven’t quite been able to sing the song yet, or bring it out to the extent or degree of detail that I feel in my heart that I can. And I may not be successful, but I still feel like I know it better than I’m able to play it; I feel like the kid that really practiced at the piano recital, with years of comic books, and when I got to my other recitals, I sometimes made some missteps with them. There’s a whole crowd there and they think that’s as well as I know the piece, but I really do know it a lot better than that and I would like one more chance at that character. The Spider-Man films, I’ve made mistakes, but I really do look at them as things that I’ve learned, and hope that when I apply what I’ve learned to this next one, I really make a film that people enjoy and is really true to the character in a fresh, original way. That’s my goal.”
I enjoyed Spider-Man 3, however there were a couple of issues that stuck out, such as emo Peter Parker, too many villains, and the huge amount of coincidences that took place simply to move the story forward. I have a feeling that if Raimi is left to make the film he wants he could make a great Spider-Man 4.
Sam Raimi also spoke to SplashPage (he’s on the rounds for Drag Me to Hell) and revealed that he has spoken to Kirsten Dunst about her returning:
“Kirsten? I have talked with her, and she’s very excited about the possibility of it,” Raimi revealed, insisting that although Dunst is willing, it will be the director’s call to make after he reads the script by Lindsay-Abaire. “I think I’m going to have to read the screenplay and make sure everything we’ve talked about is working, before I could honestly tell you absolutely how [Dunst’s possible return] would go.”