Sony Scraps 'Spider-Man 4', to Make Reboot Without Tobey Maguire


Sony Scraps 'Spider-Man 4', to Make Reboot Without Tobey Maguire


The studio is parting ways with director Sam Raimi to make a reboot of its 'Spider-Man' film franchise, which will focus on a high-school-age Peter Parker.

Following problems on the script of "Spider-Man 4", Sony Pictures has scrapped the upcoming project. The studio is now planning to make a reboot of its "Spider-Man" film franchise, which will follow Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker during his high school age.

Since the story will see a younger Peter than the one appeared in the last film "Spider-Man 3", Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will not be included in the cast of the upcoming project. Sam Raimi will not also direct the "Spider-Man" reboot, which will be produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin.

"We're very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter's roots," Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Monday, January 11. The studio additionally announced that the movie is slated to be released in summer 2012.

"Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a lifetime for me," Raimi said in a statement. "While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job."

Previously, Sony Pictures had postponed the production of "Spider-Man 4" due to unfinished script. The studio and Sam Raimi reportedly could not agree upon a villain.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  3. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  4. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  5. Angelina Jolie Demands Brad Pitt to Keep the Kids Away From Jennifer Aniston
  6. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  7. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  8. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  9. Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson Heartbroken Nearly a Decade Ago
  10. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash

CELEBS PHOTO