MTV has posted an extensive interview with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, discussing the directors thoughts on a possible fourth installment in the successful franchise, including potential villains he’d include if he were to direct.
About the future of the franchise, Raimi said: “Sony Pictures is going to be making many more ‘Spider-Man’ pictures.” “I just don’t know what [my] future holds yet.”
Raimi added that “If I can’t find the right story that would work for me and that I could tell really well, I would like someone else to tell that story,” he said of the already-announced “Spider-Man 4.” “But if it’s a great story and Sony will bring me back to the screen, I would love to.”
In the end, Sony may look to go elsewhere, ending their partnership with Raimi as director, which would likely include going in a different direction in terms of casting, but even still, the studio would switch focus to negotiations with Raimi to keep him attached as a producer, a role Raimi wouldn’t be against doing: “I would still hope that Sony would offer it to me [to direct] first,” he said. “But that is not my place to say; it would be more about if Sony decided not to go with me. If not, it would be really up to them to come to a solution [for me to still be involved as a producer].”
To read what villains Raimi would have in future installments and much more, visit this link to read the entire interview.