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