Spider-man 4

Raimi was slated to begin production on "Spider-Man 4" in 2010, with the fourth Spidey installment tentatively scheduled to hit theaters in May 2011. The film is no longer being made, with a new Spider-man reboot in the works from director Marc Webb.

There is NO finished screenplay yet, and neither star Tobey Maguire nor director Sam Raimi is "officially" committed to work on the next installment(s), but rumors are they are interested - but Sony has paid Marvel to renew its rights.

Raimi has said that they are closing in on Spider-Man's adversary or adversaries for the fourth pic. "All the characters or villains or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee's creations or those that came after him," he said.

Mary Jane Watson? If it was up to Raimi, definitely: "I’m hoping she'll (Kirsten Dunst) be in it and I'm planning on having a story with her in it... It wouldn't be the Spider-Man series without her."

Until Sony officially makes a public announcement, this is all just rumor!

There is NO finished screenplay yet, and neither star Tobey Maguire nor director Sam Raimi is "officially" committed to work on the next installment(s), but rumors are they are interested - but Sony has paid Marvel to renew its rights.

Rumor has it that the current Spidey 4 story arc encompasses two films, opening up the possibility that the studio might shoot the fourth and fifth film at the same time!

Until Sony officially makes a public announcement, this is all just rumor!

New Movie Logos for ‘MIIIB 3D’, ‘Spider-man 3D’, ‘Mission Impossible 4’ and More

The Licensing International Expo, which is set to take place in Las Vegas June 8-10, has unveiled some of movie logos the studios will be promoting during the convention. Thanks to a reader over at Collider, you can take a look at what's on the upcoming slate for Paramount and Sony below, which include new logos for some highly anticipated projects including, Men in Black III which is being called MIIIB in 3D, Spider-man 4 which is being called Spider-man in 3D, Mission: Impossible 4, Ghostbusters 3, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Rango and Footloose.

Footloose was released October 14th, 2011.

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Marc Webb to Direct ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot?

We are only two days removed from the shocking news that Spider-Man 4 was canceled and the frachise will be rebooted, and it seems there's a front-runner for the new director. Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is the front-runner to direct the reboot.

The site is reporting that Webb had already met with Sony execs about the film, which they hope to start production on later this year for a summer 2012 release, in 3-D. It was said that the studio had directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher and Wes Anderson on their wish list, and now it seems Webb is at the top of that list. Here's an excerpt from the article.What has Sony execs excited is the fact that (500) Days of Summer introduced a director with a grasp of how to depict the way young people think and feel. This is critical because the Jamie Vanderbilt script covers the formative years of a high school-aged Peter Parker, and that POV is as important as the action sequences.

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot to Offer a More Gritty Take on the Franchise

Some new details are emerging from the fallout of yesterday's bombshell news that Spider-Man 4 is being dropped in favor of a reboot of the whole franchise. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that it seems Sony was planning on rebooting the franchise all along, although earlier than it had anticipated. Here's an excerpt from the article.According to studio insiders, Sony was working on both Raimi's Spider-Man 4 and the new origin story from James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac. The original plan was to keep the Spider-Man gang together for one last film in 2011 before rebooting the series in 2012. When it became clear that Raimi would not be able to make the summer 2011 release date planned for Spider-Man 4, the studio opted to scrap Spider-Man 4 altogether, and focus solely on the series reboot.

Vanderbilt's remake script was also said to be a grittier take on Peter Parker's world.This time around, the series will place Peter Parker in a more contemporary setting, as a teenager battling today's issues.

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Sam Raimi Moving on to ‘World of Warcraft’ Film Next?

I'm sure we'll be hearing much more about from the fallout of yesterday's news that rocked Hollywood and it seems those left behind are moving on. Ain't It Cool News is reporting that Sam Raimi could be moving on to direct Warcraft: Rise of the Lich King now that he's not directing Spider-Man 4.

We announced Raimi's involvement in the film last July, but it wasn't clear when he would direct the film. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.Well, I chatted with someone that knows - and I feel confident in saying that the next film we'll see from Raimi is going to be Warcraft... which after Avatar, the concept of world building that particular universe could be astonishing - especially in 3D - especially after what Cameron just unleashed upon the globe. World creating Science Fiction & Fantasy... done by visionary filmmakers ... well, it is a premium. We got The Hobbit coming, looks like an Avatar 2... but the word I hear is that today - the phone lines were burning between a certain legendary locale and Raimi's folks about firing up the furnaces to forge the weapons of war.

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‘Spider-Man 4’ Is No More! Now a Reboot Is Planned for 2012!

A brand new reboot with new cast and filmmakers is being developed.

John Malkovich Confirms ‘Spider-Man 4’ Role

The actor reveals he could play The Vulture in the sequel.

Tobey Maguire Discusses ‘Spider-Man 4’ Production Delay

The actor talks about where the production will go from here.

‘Thor’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Shuffle Release Dates

‘Thor’ moves up to May 6 while ‘Pirates 4’ takes the May 20 slot.