The NY Post recently sat down with producer Todd Black to talk about recent rumors surrounding the pre-production decisions behind Spider-Man 4, which is set for release on May 6th, 2011. Although he didn't reveal much, the producer did confirm that actress Kirsten Dunst will absolutely be back for the 4th installment of the franchise.
- Kirsten Dunst is definitely on board. Last month, director Sam Raimi was quoted as saying he didn't know if the actor was going to sign up to play Mary Jane again, but it appears that she has.
- Contrary to online rumors, it doesn't look like the script will feature a wedding between Mary Jane and Peter Parker. Black had no knowledge of that subplot.
- Also contrary to online rumors (but really, are there any other kind?), the villain will not be Morbius the vampire. Sure, vampires are hot, but Black squashed that rumor completely.
- As for who the villain will be, Black had this to say: "We're just coming up with who the villain's going to be now. We'll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it'll be a big part of New York."
Black also confirmed that the villain will be one of Spidey's foes from the comic, not a character invented for the film. And we can assume it'll be one of the hero's classic rogues. Just four movies in, the producers won't be resorting to B-listers.
opSo as far as villains go, who do you suspect? Who do think the filmmakers should bring to the screen? After their conversation, The NY Post is guessing it'll either be Kraven the Hunter or The Kingpin. What do you think?/op