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May. 13, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Spider-Man It's been a while since we've heard any news or outlandish rumor (Zac Efron is playing Mysterio! Robert Pattinson is playing Kraven! Jake Gyllenhaal is playing Ben Riley!) regarding the upcoming SPIDER-MAN 4. We know that director Sam Raimi is hard at work crafting the story with scribe David Lindsay-Abaire but just exactly how close are they to a full script? Our main men Rusty E. and Jimmy "The 'Stache" O. overheard Raimi say this at a recent press event: "I've just started working on the next installment of the Spiderman series. David Lindsay-Abaire is in New York right now writing the screenplay and I am going to receive a draft of it in about 3 weeks I think." So three more weeks and we'll have at least a rough outline of our fourth cinematic Spidey adventure? Coolio. Let the rampant story rumor mongering begin!

Extra Tidbit: What are the chances of a SPIDER-MAN 5, you guys think?
Source: JoBlo.com

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5:46PM on 05/15/2009
i'm definitely hoping for some carnage, maybe some lizard?

but let's just hope this isn't another waste like spider-man 3 was.
i'm definitely hoping for some carnage, maybe some lizard?

but let's just hope this isn't another waste like spider-man 3 was.
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7:37PM on 05/14/2009
The lizard and Mysterio or perhaps the Rhino,of course Manwolf could work as well Mary Jane left John at the alter and that could make him howling mad....
The lizard and Mysterio or perhaps the Rhino,of course Manwolf could work as well Mary Jane left John at the alter and that could make him howling mad....
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12:34PM on 05/14/2009

Reading comprehension much?

He said RUMORS that Jake G was playing Ben Reilly. Outlandish rumors. Obviously not the direction they're going. The clone story sucked as a whole, but had some interesting ideas in the beginning. Never thought of possibly going in that direction in a movie.

I would like to see Scorpion and Shocker/Electro in a the next films. Scorpion gets the symbiote to become Scorp-Venom like in the current books.
He said RUMORS that Jake G was playing Ben Reilly. Outlandish rumors. Obviously not the direction they're going. The clone story sucked as a whole, but had some interesting ideas in the beginning. Never thought of possibly going in that direction in a movie.

I would like to see Scorpion and Shocker/Electro in a the next films. Scorpion gets the symbiote to become Scorp-Venom like in the current books.
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11:56AM on 05/14/2009

Reboot

I think it would be really could if Raimi and crew decided to go in a different direction. In a post TDK universe, all comic book films are being more harshly criticized.
I think tying off the loose ends in spidey 3 gives them free reign to change the tone of the spider-man universe and set the stage for another 3 movies. Spidey 3 was unfortunate but it wasn't a deal-breaker for me, soo I would looooove to see a new direction with the franchise.
I think it would be really could if Raimi and crew decided to go in a different direction. In a post TDK universe, all comic book films are being more harshly criticized.
I think tying off the loose ends in spidey 3 gives them free reign to change the tone of the spider-man universe and set the stage for another 3 movies. Spidey 3 was unfortunate but it wasn't a deal-breaker for me, soo I would looooove to see a new direction with the franchise.
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11:15AM on 05/14/2009
After Spidey 3 all i can feel is eh about this one. Of course after Spidey 2 i was stoked to hear about a third... but now, eh. 3 could have been epic if they left the saturday night fever-type scenes out, there was no real need for sandman, and delved more into venom... but for a fourth i say maybe start up something that all the marvel movies can be linked to, sorta like iron-man plans to do with the avengers. maybe start up the secret wars? if done right, the movie will be epic. sam raimi is
After Spidey 3 all i can feel is eh about this one. Of course after Spidey 2 i was stoked to hear about a third... but now, eh. 3 could have been epic if they left the saturday night fever-type scenes out, there was no real need for sandman, and delved more into venom... but for a fourth i say maybe start up something that all the marvel movies can be linked to, sorta like iron-man plans to do with the avengers. maybe start up the secret wars? if done right, the movie will be epic. sam raimi is an awesome director, very talented, i just don't kow what happened with Spidey 3, but if he shakes some con webs off, and maybe listens to a fan or two... it could work. There's still Carnage, Lizard, Rhino, plenty of villains to make this movie work. and plenty more storylines to choose from.
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6:27AM on 05/14/2009

Ideas, ideas, ideas

I've always thought the clone saga could work with a bit of updating - i.e. no clones and instead someone injects someone else with Spidey's DNA or something. That would work for me. Also agree with Netforce - Connors has some of the venom symbiote: maybe he combines it with reptile DNA to heal his arm?
I've always thought the clone saga could work with a bit of updating - i.e. no clones and instead someone injects someone else with Spidey's DNA or something. That would work for me. Also agree with Netforce - Connors has some of the venom symbiote: maybe he combines it with reptile DNA to heal his arm?
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2:26AM on 05/14/2009

wtf?

one of dumbess rumors i heard just make nonsense put loser in Spider Man Movie.
one of dumbess rumors i heard just make nonsense put loser in Spider Man Movie.
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12:57AM on 05/14/2009
Connors becomes Lizard, Kraven comes to town to hunt him down. Hi-jinks ensue.
Connors becomes Lizard, Kraven comes to town to hunt him down. Hi-jinks ensue.
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12:41AM on 05/14/2009
And then after three weeks they gonna say they need to rewrite the draft for another 3 weeks and so on and on. A good start for the next Spider-Man movie could be The Lizard and branching out from there. Maybe linking The Lizard to the missing Venom-esque substance. Just a thought.
And then after three weeks they gonna say they need to rewrite the draft for another 3 weeks and so on and on. A good start for the next Spider-Man movie could be The Lizard and branching out from there. Maybe linking The Lizard to the missing Venom-esque substance. Just a thought.
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10:42PM on 05/13/2009

The Lizard???

It would make sense since we have seen the Doc who later become him. It would be a lot cooler if he's the villain. It would make sense for him to be since we've seen his human form.
It would make sense since we have seen the Doc who later become him. It would be a lot cooler if he's the villain. It would make sense for him to be since we've seen his human form.
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7:11PM on 05/13/2009
Since they have Ben Riley they are going to follow the clone series. it also means a potential carnage introduction. this could be a good story if its written right. I agree Raimi could redeem himself three had decent fight but the story was flawed for a venom story. so well see what happens with 4 from here on.
Since they have Ben Riley they are going to follow the clone series. it also means a potential carnage introduction. this could be a good story if its written right. I agree Raimi could redeem himself three had decent fight but the story was flawed for a venom story. so well see what happens with 4 from here on.
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7:11PM on 05/13/2009
Would be nice if marvel would get the rights back to their biggest property
Would be nice if marvel would get the rights back to their biggest property
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6:24PM on 05/13/2009

make

this the harry potter of comic movies! I think Raimi is going to redeem himself with part 4.
this the harry potter of comic movies! I think Raimi is going to redeem himself with part 4.
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5:58PM on 05/13/2009
they should ideally quasi-reboot. new cast, crew, "direction", but no need to do the origin story over again.

i think spider-man (and batman) movies will be made forever like james bond! regardless of the script, spider-man 3 had some awesome action scenes, and people will always be attracted to that.
they should ideally quasi-reboot. new cast, crew, "direction", but no need to do the origin story over again.

i think spider-man (and batman) movies will be made forever like james bond! regardless of the script, spider-man 3 had some awesome action scenes, and people will always be attracted to that.
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5:54PM on 05/13/2009
I thought SPIDER-MAN 5 was a given; weren't they working on two films back-to-back?
I thought SPIDER-MAN 5 was a given; weren't they working on two films back-to-back?
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5:43PM on 05/13/2009
exactly learn from your mistakes and move forward with both feet don't just give up and start over
exactly learn from your mistakes and move forward with both feet don't just give up and start over
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5:24PM on 05/13/2009
I think the whole reboot is a bad idea, seems like a weakness in movies now. "Hey, if this sucks, we'll just start from scratch again!" I think going in with a different take, new cast, and new writers would be the way to go. Raimi should just produce. He peaked on 2 and after 3, it's obvious he's out of steam....
I think the whole reboot is a bad idea, seems like a weakness in movies now. "Hey, if this sucks, we'll just start from scratch again!" I think going in with a different take, new cast, and new writers would be the way to go. Raimi should just produce. He peaked on 2 and after 3, it's obvious he's out of steam....
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5:19PM on 05/13/2009
This whole things needs to start over. It needs a re-boot.
This whole things needs to start over. It needs a re-boot.
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5:09PM on 05/13/2009
I don't think the chances are good. Sony will probably remake it after 4. They've been waiting sooo long because the 3rd was crap and I assume they are letting the audiences forget about that.
As long as raimi is directing and sony is making spider-man will always be crap. They are running out of superman movies to copy.
I don't think the chances are good. Sony will probably remake it after 4. They've been waiting sooo long because the 3rd was crap and I assume they are letting the audiences forget about that.
As long as raimi is directing and sony is making spider-man will always be crap. They are running out of superman movies to copy.
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4:45PM on 05/13/2009
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
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4:45PM on 05/13/2009
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
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4:45PM on 05/13/2009
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
if 4 makes money then it's a no-brainer that there will be a 5. as for waiting for an outline, if it's like the first three movies, then we already know the rough outline. someone peter parker knows will become a villain, and find out parker is spiderman, then kidnap mary jane or whoever he is dating at the time and spiderman will have to go rescue her and beat the bad guy. that has pretty much been the formula for all the spiderman movies.
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