Raimi no fan of SM3?
For all of you (like me) who really couldn't stand SPIDER-MAN 3, you've got some pretty good company: Sam Raimi himself. The director spoke to Empire Magazine (via CHUD) and he said that he's still a little upset at how SPIDER-MAN 3 turned out. "I don't even want to comment on Venom," said Raimi explaining, "there were different opinions on the third film and I didn't really have creative control, so to speak." In other words, he didn't want Venom in the film at all but the people at Marvel really pushed for that character because he was a fan favorite. Raimi doesn't blame the fans and their love for Venom because he admits "I'm the one that doesn't understand" the character's popularity. The man was quite diplomatic though saying he didn't want to disparage his partners on that film and was looking forward to SPIDER-MAN 4 where he would have sole creative control over the film. "I've gotta be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film," says Raimi. I can't believe it took Marvel three films to realize this... The full interview isn't online yet but you can read snippets courtesy of CHUD here.
|Extra Tidbit:||Now I'm excited for SPIDER-MAN 4.|