Spider-Man 4 director Sam Raimi understands fans frustrations with Spider-Man 3 and is hoping to correct things with the sequel, that includes a more limited use of villains:
“I think having so many villains detracted from the experience. I would agree with the criticism.”
“I think I’ve learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations, and I’m hoping to take that into a production where I’m actually allowed to explore with more of the tools to pull it off with a little more splendour.
“I hope I don’t lose that edge that I’ve just found. That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to the basics.”