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Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4; Will Soon Meet with Kirsten Dunst

kirstendunst-042209While doing promotion for his upcoming horror film Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man director Sam Raimi told reporters that he’ll soon be meeting with actress Kirsten Dunst to takl about having her reprise her role of Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man 4:

“I’m hoping that she is going to come aboard, and I’ve got a meeting coming up with her,” Raimi said in a group interview last week in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting his upcoming horror film Drag Me to Hell. “I think she would like to. But I don’t want to speak on behalf of her.”

Raimi also discussed other aspects of the film, including whether or not they’ll take a darker/edgier approach (ala The Dark Knight or even Watchmen):

“Whatever it is, I think will be a direct result of the best style to bring about our writer’s screenplay. And as soon as I read that, I will know what that is. Edgy could be a direction, but I don’t think it will be applied without really understanding the character’s journey from the inside out first and then figuring out the best way to bring that about.”

And then, as far as the other influences, making it different from the other films, … I hope we don’t react to these very good and sometimes bad superhero movies around us. I hope that we just [look] ever deeper into the truth of who Peter Parker really is—as a human being and the unique character, and that we celebrate that, which is a lot of the reason I want to make this next picture. I still believe I have an understanding of Peter Parker as the character that I have not quite put onto the screen yet.

Head on over to SCI FI Wire to read the complete interview with the director.

Drag Me To Hell hits theaters this May 29th.  Spider-Man 4 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.