Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4

post-raimi.jpgIs Sam Raimi going to direct the next installment of the Spider-Man film series? That depends on whether the story is good enough to make his ol’ Spidey sense tingle. Frosty over at recently had the chance to interview Raimi *cough*LUCKY BASTARD!*cough* and reports, “If the story was strong enough he would come back for either a single film or a new trilogy.”

Raimi reportedly told Frosty that he’s seen a number of pitches from screenwriters for future Spider-Man films. Some are pitching ideas for a single film, others are pitching another trilogy. Raimi doesn’t sound ready to commit to anything yet. As long as people are slinging ideas his way, I might as well put in my own two cents.

Lord knows, when I talk, people listen. Well, not my wife. But sometimes I can get the occasional nervous glance from the other folks in the checkout line at JC Penney when I mutter and curse to myself under my breath. That means they’re listening, right?

Where was I? Oh yeah, Spidey 4 suggestions.

Venom is too cool a villain to just squander away as he seemingly was by the end of Spider-Man 3. If Topher Grace somehow comes back to reprise the role of Eddie Brock (Venom’s host), he should get more screen time. One of the things that made the first two “Spider-Man” films so great was the way the villains were so well-developed. It’s hard to do that when you’re trying to juggle four villians, multiple love triangles and the kitchen sink.

Or, if Peter Parker must bust a move, be honest and call it “Spider-Man: The Musical.”

That’s all I’ve got for now. Check back with me a half-pint of Scotch later and I’ll have even more precious pearls of wisdom.

J.L. Sosa is a freelance writer, photographer and horror filmmaker. He's burdened with an irrational fear of spiders and clowns. He loves (in descending order of magnitude) his girlfriend, his pets and spinach.

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