Sam Raimi's possible involvement with Spider-Man 4 has been uncertain for some time now, but the director of the first three films featuring Marvel's web-slinging hero has said that he's waiting to see the script by James Vanderbilt to determine whether or not he intends to direct. Raimi spoke to SCI FI Wire about where he sees the future films going.

"Right now James Vanderbilt is writing the script, and he's working on it, and I'm excited to read it," Raimi said. "I think it's going to be done in a few months. I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and hoping it feels right for me, because I love Spider-Man, and I'm hoping I'm well-enough rested to, like, really embrace it and hoping that Sony wants me at that time to direct it. So if all those things come together, I would love, love to do it. But this is a lot of unknowns about the future."

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Raimi also said that he couldn't see recasting the roles of either Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Toby Maguire) or Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). While his assurance that he didn't wish to recast either role isn't exactly the same as a confirmation of their return, both actors had previously said that their involvement in future films in the series would be dependent on Raimi returning as director.

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