Sony has renewed their rights to the Spider-Man series of films, according to Marvel Vice Chairman Peter Cuneo. Cuneo, speaking to IESB.net, suggested that this means that the new film could be released in either 2010 or 2011.
Cuneo said "As far as Spider-Man 4, it's really up to Sony and it up to them, most likely scenario is 2010 or 2011 but we can't speak for them and I think that we don't know. They have given us their re-up payment for that film so you know they're going to make it within a reasonable timeframe. Sony may be looking at some issues with the cast and so on, I think they have to make some decisions."
It is difficult to determine from Cuneo's statement what this means in terms of whether or not any of the original cast, or director Sam Raimi, intends to return for Spider-Man 4.
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