Sam Raimi Spills Spider-Man 4 Updates
03.17.09 by Ryan
At the SXSW festival, director Sam Raimi was showing versions of his upcoming Drag Me to Hell but dropped some info on 2011's summer-headliner, Spider-Man 4 to MTV:
I can't imagine making a Spider-Man movie without Kirsten [Dunst]. Of course it can be done because Spider Man has existed without the character of Mary-Jane, but she's one of my favorite parts and it would be a shame not to have her in the picture. I'm hoping she'll be in it and I'm planning on having a story with her in it.
As for whether Raimi and company will shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 at the same time, Raimi said:
The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven't been talking in terms of Part 4 and 5. I've read that [about Spider-Man 5] also, but right now we're just working on the story for Spider-Man 4, just that one film.
Raimi did not confirm whether Morbius the Vampire would be the villain in Spider-Man 4. Raimi told IGN:
I'm in the earliest stages of working with the writer, trying to work out a story. We're closing in on Spider-Man's adversary or adversaries... but I think Sony is going to want to release the Spider-Man announcements themselves.
The "writer" Raimi mentioned is Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, who is set to write the screenplay.