With reports of Spider-Man 4 may miss its May 6, 2011 release date, rival studios are wasting no time taking advantage of the situation. Paramount Pictures has moved up the release of Thor from May 20, 2011 to May 6, 2011. Additionally, Walt Disney Pictures has settled on a May 20, 2011 release date [...]
Nikki Finke has confirmed IESB’s scoop that there are issues with the Spider-Man 4 script and the film officially has no start date. The film has gone through several writers (James Vanderbilt, David Lindsay-Abaire and Gary Ross) and director Sam Raimi has reportedly been very vocal inside Sony that he “hated” the current script. [...]
Earlier in the day IESB reported a rumor that production on Spider-Man 4 was on indefinite hold over troubles involving the script, specifically the main villain (director Sam Raimi reportedly wants Vulture, while the studio heads want to use a more well-known villain).
However, Sony Pictures has commented on the story, and are denying [...]
Here are a couple new bits of casting news for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4. Movieline is reporting that John Malkovich is in negotiations to play Vulture. The site also adds that, unlike previous rumors, Anne Hathaway is in talks to play Felicia Hardy, but, there’s a change from past reports. The character would differ [...]
Last week there were reports that Rachel McAdams had auditioned for and was at the top of the list to play the character The Black Cat in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4. The actress has responded to the rumor and is denying the reports
“That’s a total rumor, I have to say,” the [...]
Mania.com is reporting that Spider-Man 4 director Sam Raimi and Sony have begun the process of casting the villains and supporting characters for the film and the site reports that Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) has met with the producers of the film for the role of Felecia Hardy/The Black Cat. Mania also added that [...]
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 [...]
Director Sam Raimi told MTV that he would like to begin shooting Spider-Man 4 in March, 2010: “We’re hoping that it’s the first week in March,” said Raimi. In the meantime, Raimi says that pre-production is fully underway, with screenwriter Gary Ross continuing to put in work on the script: “He’s working on a [...]
With production set to begin early next year on Spider-Man 4, Sony Pictures is looking even further into the future. The studio has announced that they’ve tapped James Vanderbilt to script a fifth and sixth installment in the highly lucrative film franchise.
You may remember that Vanderbilt actually wrote the first script for Spider-Man [...]
Gary Ross will be reuniting with his Seabiscuit star Tobey Maguire. The screenwriter has been tapped by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios to rewrite the Sam Raimi-directed sequel Spider-Man 4.
The script was originally written by James Vanderbilt, and then rewritten by David Lindsay-Abaire.
In an interview with Forbes about the future of Hollywood, Sony Picture Entertainmet’s co-chairmen Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton discussed the possibility of doing Spider-Man 4 in 3D:
Forbes: Are you considering doing any live action movies in 3-D? What about Spider-Man 4?
Pascal: Could be.
Lynton: People are paying a premium to see [...]
While 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 [...]