Spidey 4 script coming

It feels like ages ago since SPIDER-MAN 3 was released to almost universal disdain from fanboys world over. After Batman came along and surpassed Spidey as the most zeitgeisty superhero franchise, we all kind of forgot about our eight-legged friend and a promised fourth installment of the series; too concerned with even the slightest microscopic tidbits of Batman casting news.

Although we may have forgotten, Spidey helmer Sam Raimi definitiely has not, telling Empire magazine recently that the final script for SPIDER-MAN 4 will be finished by the summer, in order to make the announced May 6, 2011 release date.

We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the 'Spider-Man' films--and I'm sure it's the same as with many of the other bigger-budgeted films--they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay. So it's about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That's what we've always done, and that's what we'll try to do again.

Raimi goes on to note that on the upcoming film, he will be given far more control over the finished product than on the previous installlment, which can only be a good thing.

They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually. 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, is that I've got to be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film. I love Spider-Man so much that I'd like to continue telling Spider-Man stories. But only under those circumstances where I think I can honour him.

This is all fine and dandy Mr. Raimi but we're all dying to know; have you heard any Batman sequel casting rumours!?

Extra Tidbit: Let's start some Spidey villain casting rumours, shall we?
Source: Empire



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