According to Deadline Hollywood both Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire will be back for Spider-Man 4.
I’m told that both star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi will be returning to make Zodiac screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt’s script of Spider-Man 4.
There’s no deal yet for Kirsten Dunst but Mary Jane Watson will be in the movie again. I’m told Sony “would never recast her” despite her rehab problems.
They also say that Sony are trying to figure out whether they can shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 back to back, and we also have our first hint at which villain may be appearing.
I’m also told that, right now, the studio is trying to figure out if it can feasibly shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 at the same time because doing that is so cost effective and “it wasn’t so easy to get everybody back together”.
I am told that “once you find out who the villain is, you’ll know who’s playing it.” That should lead to speculation that Dylan Baker’s character of Dr. Curt Connors will ultimately turn into The Lizard as he did in the comic books.
Even though Spider-Man 3 didn’t live up to expectations, I am glad more movies are in the works. If Deadline Hollywood are right and Raimi and Tobey are returning then that is a good thing in my book. I’m not sure I couldn’t image someone else playing Spider-Man at this point in time.
Would you prefer Tobey and friends to return or would you prefer a total recast?