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

January 12, 2010 02:49:53 GMT

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.

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


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posted by sonysucks on Jul 28, 2011
You can kiss my 30 dollars goodbye. (I'm also paying for my girlfriend)
posted by POPersia on Mar 31, 2011
:( What this....., This really stupid, we don't need new hero We need our hero, we don't like spider man now, we really like Tobey Maguire. I really surprised when I saw new actor this movie now like ( Series Rocky Movies ) the actor was sylvester stallone from 1-6 Spider man must be like rocky. Maybe I don't know anything about movies, But really I want cry, I am so sad My last words is, I don't like the new actor, Just cause I have hero thx
posted by shit man on Nov 21, 2010
shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit
posted by mayan on Nov 21, 2010
spiderman 4 is be in 2022 may 7 the world going to end in 2012 don.t do spiderman 4 in 2012 please
posted by what-the-FUCK? on Oct 24, 2010
WHAT THE FUCK SONY? you are fucking up one of the best movie series ive ever seen. what the fuck are you going to do when he is in high school? redo the fucking green goblin?!? dumb mother fucking shits
posted by screwyouSONY on Oct 03, 2010
I was very pissed when this happened! Rebooting one of my favorite movie series.
posted by King shit on Aug 15, 2010
Thats dumb 2 reboot the best comic book movie hero ever sony yall suck wats spidey without toby
posted by themanwithoutfear on Jul 14, 2010
posted by terminator on Jan 17, 2010
this is unecessary to reboot such a successful franchise
posted by freedom fighter on Jan 15, 2010
uh what about the black guy steven fry did he get his chance at becoming the new spiderman?

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