With the talks about "Spider-Man 4" continue to intensify by minutes, the biggest debate outpouring is whether or not Sam Raimi, the director of "Spider-Man" first three movies, will return to do the fourth. Recently, the filmmaker comes out to confront the speculation stating that he hasn't made any decision about it.
To the reporters in Century City, California, on June 5, the 48-year-old admitted that he is still waiting to read the James Vanderbilt's script for "Spider-Man 4" insisting that though he is excited with the new superhero project, he won't quickly decide on returning to helm the fourth flick before he gets to see what to offer. "Right now James Vanderbilt is writing the script, and he's working on it, and I'm excited to read it," he explained. "I think it's going to be done in a few months. I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and hoping it feels right for me, because I love Spider-Man, and I'm hoping I'm well-enough rested to, like, really embrace it and hoping that Sony wants me at that time to direct it. So if all those things come together, I would love, love to do it. But this is a lot of unknowns about the future."
On the occasion, Raimi also addressed the casting rumor circulating around the superhero in red and blue tight suit. Though he didn't give out clear-cut denial nor confirmation, the producer of Japanese movie adaptation "The Grudge" is more likely to disapprove recasting of the main characters. "Well, I hate to recast anybody in the picture. I couldn't imagine that. It's like the new Darren [who was recast during the run of the 1960s TV series Bewitched]. Whenever that happened. So I don't know. I can't imagine that," he said.
Concerning the recasting, in late May, an online report has sparked rumor that Peter Parker/Spider-Man depicter Tobey Maguire maybe replaced with younger actor in the fourth installment of the superhero movie. At the time, the actor is said to be replaced by either "Almost Famous" star, Patrick Fugit, or "The Forbidden Kingdom" actor, Michael Angarano. But, as soon as the news created big buzz, it was toned down by Sony Pictures which stated that the speculation was a false one.