‘Spider-Man 4’ Script Ready by Summer 2009

Director Sam Raimi speaks about where the production is currently standing at.
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‘Spider-Man 4’ Script Ready by Summer 2009

Sam Raimi knows that many people are curious about the status of Spider-Man 4, and he has decided to give us an update on where things are going with the production. Unfortunately, as he told SCI FI Wire, right now the only news is that he expects to see the scrip this summer.

"Right now, David Lindsay-Abaire is working on a draft of the new picture," Raimi said. "And he's hard at work, and hopefully we'll see something in about three months."

Raimi explained that, as is often the case with big-budget films like Spider-Man 4, the film is working towards it's already announced release date. "We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the Spider-Man films, and I'm sure it's the same as with many of the other bigger budgeted films, they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay," he said. "So it's about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That's what we've always done and that's what we'll try to do again."

While Tobey Maguire is reportedly signed on to return as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Raimi is reluctant to discuss other casting. He plans to reassemble the core cast, but he says that he doesn't want to make many plans until he has a script in hand. "At this point I do, but it's really ... all going to be dependent upon the script, and I'll just have to wait and see," Raimi said. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse, but hopefully we can service the story in the screenplay and whatever it demands, hopefully we'll be its eager servants."

Unfortunately, this reluctance to discuss casting also extends to a reluctance to discuss what villain (or villains) might appear in Spider-Man 4. "I'm not at liberty to discuss the villains yet," Raimi said. "I think I have to wait 'til the finished screenplay, and then it'd really be up to Sony Pictures and the producers to determine when they want to release that information. To them, it's usually a big, a big, big thing, a big moment where they want to present the villain with the proper respect or fear that he or she deserves."

Spider-man 4 is in development .

Sources:SCI FI Wire

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  • chronic • 6 years ago

    Thanks Fallen.

    I was trying to create a moral sense of judgement on Spiderman when he finds out that Connors is Lizard. And usually Lizard & Kraven were in the same show or comics majority of the time because Kraven at one-point wanted to kill Lizard because Spidey couldn't, i forgot the issue though.

    But i just used that as a basis for my idea, giving it a more developed backstory in the current scenario of the Spidey film franchise

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    • narrator • 6 years ago

      I like your idea J.A. But honestly I think that Kraven should stay out.

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      • hijoputa • 6 years ago

        Check out this video.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsotOoSUNJo&feature=related

        It's awsome.

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        • chronic • 6 years ago

          i was being a sarcastic wanker lol, nice to see we finally reach a rational sense of mind in our ruthless school fight of flaming

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          • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

            Fine by me. I wouldn't say that's a dumbass comment. It's actually a rational one.

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            • chronic • 6 years ago

              Ok here is the dumbass next comment, your love this one.

              It has the most sense out of all of our comments...

              What do you say we stop arguing like a little bunch of school girls and just get along?

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              • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                Wow Corky! Way to state it again. You have no idea what your talking about. I doubt you know what pride means either. Nothing to say about the word ain't? Because you've made yourself look like a complete idiot on here. If so, I can't wait to see your next dumbass comment you put on here JA.

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                • chronic • 6 years ago

                  Like stated, pride gets the better of people...

                  Has there been any updates, on the Evil Dead 4 and remake/reboot from Raimi yet, haven't heard any news for a while.

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                  • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                    Here's another one from the peanut gallery. F*ggot boy. That's a good one. Get a f*cking life Dr. Dub Bitch. I'm not your f*cking nigga. I didn't know you and JA were lovers? Your not gonna do anything either on here. So shut the f*ck up!

                    JA your the one who brought up the whole gay sh*t in the first place. I said your boyfriend wasn't giving you enough attention dumbass. To bad I have a girlfriend. Nice try though. I sound like a broken. Speak for yourself. You've repeated yourself comment after comment. You can't even respond back to half the sh*t I've said to you cause your too much of an idiot. Your the one who is constantly on here waiting for comments. You need to get a life. Go back to writing your gay porn scripts with your lover Dr. Bitch.

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                    • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                      Ain't: Although widely disapproved as nonstandard and more common in the habitual speech of the less educated. And your educated JA? Yeah right. You should have said expand your vocabulary, not improvise. Learn how to use words in a sentence, but I forgot. Your a f*cking idiot! Try to write proper grammer next time Corky.

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                      • chronic • 6 years ago

                        I've heard of the film, seen some production pictures of Drag me to hell on the net & Empire Mag, the pics looked good.

                        But i'm gonna have to check that trailer out, to see how bad it really is

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                        • drdoubleaa • 6 years ago

                          Damn NAthan , since when did this become a personal vendetta on my homie J.A . Stop trippin nigga. I can understand if J.A was talkn sh*t but you log on your internet and f*ggot sh*t talk. I mean cmon dude ur not gonna do anything but sh*t talk through ur computer . lol u are such a f*cking f*ggot and u dont even realize it. STOP SH*T TALKN ON A COMMENT WALL .

                          (NOW BACK TO PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULE PROGRAMMING)

                          I Recently watched a trailer of Sam Raimi's new movie. Its called drag me to hell . The trailer looks soo generic . im really loosing my faith in Raimi.

                          Does f*ggot boi Nathan have anything to add to that ?

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                          • chronic • 6 years ago

                            i find it obscuringly strange, how you like talking about boyfriends, Nathan, very odd.

                            Ain't actually is a word, check a dictionary or improvise your vocabulary

                            Read your previous comment god i don't even think the majority of it makes sense.

                            Your starting to sound like a broken record.

                            Btw i didn't insult you in my previous comment, i didn't in this one neither, lol, you funny because your so sad.

                            Carry on we need a great laugh on Movieweb...

                            Do you have certain hours your on...ya know when you need the occasional* laugh

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                            • chronic • 6 years ago

                              Ain't it just spectacular when pride gets the better of people...

                              Can you guys see the small part of reverse psychology?

                              Notice how he makes up the same excuse as me to validate his actions, LMAO...SAD

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                              • chronic • 6 years ago

                                lol @ Slysnide's random comment

                                The conversation is done, i can't be bothered, he suffer from Mythomosis (Compulsive Lying).

                                Just let him live in his fantasy world, with Charlie and the chocolate factory, where he sits at his computer and gets paid lol.

                                Our flaming convo is done and dusted Slysnide i've walked away.

                                There is a great difference and underlining from men and boys. It's called being the bigger man :).

                                Plus i've got better things to do, lol but it was fun while it lasted.

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                                • chronic • 6 years ago

                                  i meant that Nathan Lease is your screen name and your real name, leanr to understand something dickwad.

                                  You stated Nathan Lease isn't your real name, i'm saying your lying like a bitch, Nathan Lease is your screen name and your real name, so just admit that, for one simple factor unless you suffer from mythomosis.

                                  Now have fun being a loner once again, sitting at your little desktop that you believe to be your workspace and continue bashing your bishop, because that's all you know how to do.

                                  I doubt you get paid for sitting on your arse all day at home, if so that's a sad job and no wonder your isolated from society, because no one wants you, you struggle to communicate with people, because you have no social life. If you can't talk decently to people on the net, how can you talk respectively to people in real-life?

                                  Your a sad lonely little man at his computer, you probably never had a woman in your life, lmao.

                                  Your parents are even disappointed at you because your such a low life.

                                  Hope you have a nice day loner, now unfortunately i'd like to see your comeback, but i'd thought your'd like to get back to being a lonely illiterate unsociable prick, so to sum it all up.

                                  This conversation is done.

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                                  • slysnide • 6 years ago

                                    You can't get paid for commenting on this website Nathan. What do you mean by that?

                                    And this bitch fight is too reminiscent of JR & LeoNiDas' crap from last summer. Might as well give it up. You'll just realize one day that you've been wasting your good time.

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                                    • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                                      Good comeback bitch boy. Where do you get your material from? Learn how to type dumbass. Digging sh*t? I wouldn't know about that f*ggot. Keep writing your gay porn screen plays, because that's all your good for. That's probably why you know so much about gay sh*t, and you have nothing against gays. It's ok, we all have to make a living. Good luck with that f*g boy. Well then what the hell is my screen name, because that's obviously what it says jackass. Can you f*cking read? You have to be about the dumbest f*cking person on the planet.

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                                      • chronic • 6 years ago

                                        No sometimes you just have to correct the prick, that being you. I don't need a dictionary, lol don't make me laugh.

                                        I doubt that Nathan Lease is your screen name, just admit you got the name of a f*ggot, or hey maybe it's the name of your lover, since you like talking about digging sh*t.

                                        Let's just face the fact, Nathan. Your an Indy Bumraider, you enjoy taking it up the rusty bullethole.

                                        It ok if your gay, i've got nothing against gays, just bulldoze you sh*t somewhere else and not here.

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                                        • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                                          You are a f*cking idiot JA. Can you come up with anything better to say then repeating the same sh*t I've already said. To bad that's just my account name you dumb f*ck. You probably went and looked at a dictionary to find the defenition for loner. No there not. Why do you think it's called english *sshole. Sure your a screen writer, you can't even spell correctly. I know you have to go. You have to go over to your boyfriends house and get your sh*t pushed in.

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