Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 4 and 5's Rumors

Sam Raimi

The director of the first three 'Spider-Man' films steps out to talk about things related to Spider-Man 4 and 5 from Kirsten Dunst and the possible villain to the simultaneous filming of the sequels.

With many details surrounding "Spider-Man" sequels still in the mist, director Sam Raimi takes turn to share what he hopes for "Spider-Man 4" and "Spider-Man 5". Talking to MTV, he first talks about Kirsten Dunst, saying, "Kirsten, I'd love to work with her again. I hope she'll be written into it. I couldn't imagine making one without her, and I think she's an important part of the movies."

Beside Dunst, Raimi also reveals that he wants to work with James Franco once again in the sequels if he is given the chance. "I wish I could work with James Franco again," he explains. "But his character died in the last one; same with Uncle Ben. Fortunately, we've been able to bring back all the dead characters [like Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn or Cliff Robertson as Ben Parker]. I can't let them go, in each and every picture; but it gets harder and harder."

Insisting that the production may begin in March 2010, depending on the readiness of the script, Raimi also notes that the idea of shooting "Spider-Man 4" and "Spider-Man 5" back-to-back had been discussed. "That had been talked about," he says. "It's [Sony Pictures Entertainment's co-chairman] Amy Pascal's decision. I don't think it has been decided yet, and she's the one that's really going to make that decision; I'm really curious myself." He then adds, "If Tobey [Maguire] and me, and all the producers, like the story for two pictures and Amy wanted to do it, then we would do it. It just hasn't been written yet."

On the possibility of The Lizard being the villain and on the actor most likely to portray the character, Dylan Baker, the filmmaker fesses up that Barker is "a great actor" and that "one day The Lizard's story will be told". However, he also lets out that he is still in the dark on whether the sequel will pick up on the baddie stating, "I don't know if it will be this one or not. I just don't know. I'm definitely hoping to work with Dylan in the picture. I just don't know who the villain is yet."

Awhile back, it was reported that Tobey Maguire has made an unprecedented 'family time' deal with Sony Pictures for both sequels. Additionally, the two future installments of "Spider-Man" are scripted by James Vanderbilt and will be produced by Avi Arad, Grant Curtis and Laura Ziskin. "Spider-Man 4" is expected to be finished by May 2011.


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    Nov 27, 2009

    I know who should play Carnage Edward Norten

    Sep 21, 2009

    carnage got to be in it the story would suck without him.

    Jun 10, 2009

    just so everyone knows Vermin is some kind of savage ratlike creature with an abbused childhood

    Jun 10, 2009

    I agree with Venom eccept make it so everyones happy by having Spiderman, Venom, Morbius and Sandman against Carnage, Lizard and some other villain like Vermin

    Apr 21, 2009

    Jim Carey would be a savage as carnage, jerry traintor can quit acting.

    andries price
    Apr 07, 2009

    spiderman 4 will be cool i don't what spidey to die i what spidey alive jerry traintor from i carly will play carnage not jim carrey topher grace as venom again jeff hardy as morbius terrence howard as ben rilly sam raimi please put jerry traintor terrence howard and jeff hardy on spiderman 4 please;;;; think about the fans and the money i like tobey magiure as spiderman i hope i meet tobey magiure.

    Feb 18, 2009

    i dont thin jim carrey should be carnage he plays in funny movies he surely wont be good at playing carnage get the robbert knepper he is exactly like carnage

    Feb 02, 2009

    I agree with Venom please Raimi have Venom get killed against Carnage and then do what you like for the next Spiderman movies

    Feb 02, 2009

    it's not worth watching unless it has Spiderman and Venom fight Carnage and Lizard otherwise don't make it

    Dec 30, 2008

    spider3 susk

    Nov 21, 2008

    Jim Carey as carnage please!!!

    Oct 31, 2008

    PLEASE, NOT BLACK CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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