Right before the holidays, we ran a news item about an "indefinite" delay on the highly-anticipated Spider-Man 4 and it seems another story has surfaced about these delays as well. Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Spider-Man 4 no longer has a firm start date and that it was "unlikely" that the film will be ready for its planned May 11, 2011 release date, according to one of the site's insider's at Sony.

"It is unlikely that May 11, 2011, date will be made," a Sony insider just told me today. "It depends on how quickly the script can get in."
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It seems the site had gotten a hold of an email to the visual effects team working on the film that indicated there was a delay on the production and that they would know more in mid-January. That email revealed that director Sam Raimi was having issues with the story that were being tended to, which was why the production was put on hold.

Several writers had worked on the Spider-Man 4 script, including James Vanderbilt, David Lindsay-Abaire, Gary Ross and now it seems that the studio is waiting on a rewrite from Alvin Sargent, who wrote Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

CLICK HERE for the site's entire piece on the sequel that, it seems, we won't be seeing for quite some time. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all Spider-Man 4 news as soon as more information comes in.