Sam “I used to be the Man until I directed the toilet bowl of a film called Spider-Man 3” recently talked about the future of the Spidey series. I’ll cut right to the chase and show you what he said:
“James Vanderbilt is writing the script and I’m excited to read it. I think it’s going to be done in a few months,” Raimi told us, adding, “I’m hoping it’s as great as our discussions were about it and I’m hoping it feels right for me because I love Spider-Man. I’m hoping I’m well rested enough to embrace it and I’m hoping Sony wants me to do it. If all of those things come together, I would love to do it. There are a lot of unknowns about the future.”
In terms of casting, the Evil Dead helmsman had this to say:
“I’d hate to re-cast anybody in the future, I can’t imagine that.”
So what’s good about this? James Vanderbilt. He wrote Zodiac, which was a good film. Hopefully he can bring some of that to the Spidey franchise. Also good, there will be a Spider-Man 4. Even though the third installment was about as good as a poop covered stick being shoved up your urethra, I love Spider-Man and want more.
So what’s bad? Raimi wants to keep the original cast. I’m so over Tobey “The Face” Maguire and Kirsten “The Tooth” Dunst. She was miscast from the start and Maguire has grown stale in the role and doesn’t seem to give a damn anymore. I wouldn’t mind one bit if we got a new cast in there, as long as it was Shia LeBeouf or someone under 24.
So what’s neutral? Sam Raimi coming back. I used to be a huge Raimi supporter, but Spider-Man 3 was Bataan Death March of films. I’m still seething with anger over it to this very day, and its been more than a year. RAAAAAAAGE!
Sound Off: Should Raimi stay on to direct? Would a new cast keep you away from theaters?