Sam Raimi Promises Spider-Man 4 Will Be Better

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:35 pm,

Sam Raimi last talked about Spider-Man 4 early last month, where he gave us details about such things as whether he was planning both the fourth and fifth Spider-Man films at the same time (he’s not), as well as how difficult it is to go back to a franchise after time has passed.

Today, in an interview with our friends over at Cinematical, Raimi talked some more about Spider-Man 4, and went a bit more specifically into his plans and goals for the fourth movie, including how it will differ from the disaster that was Spider-Man 3. Here’s what he had to say:

“I learn lessons on every single picture I make… I learned a lot on [Drag Me To Hell], about timing, and that you don’t have to give up any character at the expense of horror. It’s just an excuse that maybe I’ve used in the past. As far as Spider-Man, I’ve learned a lot of lessons about what people didn’t like and missteps that I’d made. But I learned those lessons on the previous two, I was just a little quieter about them. I made a lot of mistakes, and it’s part of the reason I so want to make this next story of Peter Parker.”

“I really think I know in my heart who the character is… I would like one more chance at it [that character]. [With] the Spider-Man films, I’ve made mistakes, but I really do look at them as things that I’ve learned, and hope that when I apply what I’ve learned to this next one, I really make a film that people enjoy and is really true to the character in a fresh, original way. That’s my goal.”

Even with the horrible way Raimi handled Spider-Man 3 (folks – he was the director, it was his movie, and it is his fault it sucked. There’s no excuse…), these latest thoughts from him just further solidify the fact that he really does love the character and is willing to put his all into bringing us another Spider-Man movie that’s on par with the first two.

It’s good to hear that Raimi has taken a look at what he did wrong with Spider-Man 3, admitted his mistakes, and is planning on doing what he can to make sure the same mistakes aren’t repeated in Spider-Man 4. He needs to carefully plan this one and not, for example, rush into such things as having a villain in there just because the fans love them so much (*cough* Venom! *cough*).

Whatever you do, Mr. Raimi, no more Mary Jane talking about her bloody career problems!

What do you make of Sam Raimi’s plans so far for Spider-Man 4? Are you glad he’s apparently learned from his past mistakes?

Spider-Man 4 is planned to be released on May 6th 2011.

Source: Cinematical

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  1. The reason why the one villain per movie thing won’t work anymore is because spidermans allready faced 3 villains in one film. Going back to one villain will be like him facing an easier threat, and it will seem like a step down. I do agree though, that one villain thing worked well in the first two, but when you look it Peter was dealing wiht other things aswell. The firstone was about him becoming spiderman. The second was about the developement in the love sotry between Peter and Mj, and also the developemnt of Harry looking for spiderman. This worked well, because we had a story and a villain for each film. And with the third one they were on the right track, with Peter getitng the black suit and having to face his inner demons. I think this was a great story only problem. Villain overload!!!. 3 villains plus this story was way to much, not to mention the new love interest Gwen stacy. SO I don’t think only one villain will make the 4th film better. Unles we have a great new story to back it up.

    • You are so right. But maybe 2 villains would work instead of 1 or 3. My guest is either Electro & Black Cat, or Carnage & Electro. That is what I think should happen.

  2. Alright i`d rather see Lizard alone with no Scorpion if they don`t have enough energy to keep doing multiple villains even though of course he isn`t more powerful alone as one villain than that team of 3 villains from the previous film. But guys Carnage has to be in Sm5 because Spiderman has to face his biggest challenge in the final film, and so not doing any more symbiotes wouldn`t make it a story. If they`re not gonna do any more symbiote films why did they ever use Venom? People keep saying that they can`t translate them onto the screen greatly, but guys it CAN work because they`re still SPIDERMAN villains even though they`re wicked powerful and all. All the villain creators have ways of balancing the stories with these villains, they all have ways of contributing them to the plots of them fighting Spiderman accurately. If they can do the designing right then i think they should be able to get the shots right somehow, in every actual fiction movie they have techniques of making it look real on screen. I guess it depends on whether or not they think it`s worth doing the work on that villain. Oh, wait, you guys said he isn`t a fan of the symbiotes cuz he`s not familiar with them? Well, i bet if he understood every villain well then he wouldn`t really mind any of them. I don`t think he HATES them, if he doesn`t UNDERSTAND them than that must be the only reason why he didn`t want to use Venom. Venom is not the reason why Spiderman 3 wasn`t as good as you cvould`ve expected, it`s the fact that he was squeezed with 2 other villains, that`s why.

    Oh, and about a 6th SM film, look at all the facts, obviously doing 6 movies wouldn`t be a good idea, even though it`s SPIDERMAN, still, i don`t think doing 6 movies would be necessary.

  3. am i the only one who is looking for the one shot villian from the 70′s hypno-techno? COME ON! he would hypontize people with cheesy disco tunes and rob them at the clubs…instead of useing the hynoptizeing music to sell…like a zillion singles..

  4. Alright lizey did alot of work on Sm3 so I decided to have Lizard and Kraven since they have quite a story together that can fit.

  5. I REALIZE THEY i meant. and my name`s 37 radius.

  6. Also people keep saying it`s a great story so i want to go easy on them this time.

  7. i want a spidey movie where peter parker doesnt feature, just spidey in costume fighting crime the whole time – no chance i know lol

  8. Please, just don’t make Spider-man a whiny loser again! For once I want to see a Spidey film that even vaguely relates to the comic books!

    As for villains, I think it’s high time we saw the Lizard. I mean, we have seen Dr. Connors in all three films so i’m kinda expecting that to happen.

    also it would be cool if for a while Peter forgot about this ridiculous obsession with MJ (which has nothing to do with the comic books) and paid some attention to Gwen Stacy.

    Now THAT would be a great time to introduce professor warren (aka The Jackal) and have some nice clone wars :D

  9. I won’t watch this. Period. I love Spider-Man, and I’ve been with him since the beginning…but this? No…all the actors for the main characters are replaced, except for Mary Jane, and Peter is going BACK to school? Yikes! No way am I watching this. Sorry! NO WAY!

  10. It’s January 8th in 2013. Please be working on the film. I want to see him.