Does Spider-Man 4′s Next Rewrite Mean We Should Be Worried?

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tobey maguire spider man Does Spider Man 4s Next Rewrite Mean We Should Be Worried?

News has surfaced that Gary Ross, writer of such films including Seabiscuit, The Tale of Despereaux, Dave and Lassie in the past and writer/director of some others (that we’ll discuss later), is being brought in to re-write the script of Spider-Man 4.

What does this mean for the movie?

On one side, Ross was likely chosen because of his growing relationship with Sony which includes his directing of a Lance Armstrong cycling film and his work on the in-development Tokyo Suckerpunch.

On the other side, Spider-Man 4’s script is getting yet another rewrite meaning there are major issues with it (probably due to what happened in Spider-Man 3). This leaves me wondering what direction the film will take after the last movie and how, or if, it will lead at all into the Venom spinoff movie we’ve heard a lot about.

If you were expecting to hear any official updates as to who the villain(s) may be in the next installment, expect to wait a little longer with this news.

With these rewrites, I hope we get a solid and polished story for the movie. I highly disliked Spidey 3 and this needs return to the form of the first two. However, the difference is that I would like to see more of a real villain this time. We’ve seen far too much of the same formula of “I’m not really a bad guy, science did this to me” villains who redeem themselves at the end.

I wonder what Sam Raimi’s involvement with the script and story is this time around…

Interestingly, the only two movies Ross has directed, Tobey Maguire has starred in: Pleasantville and Seabiscuit which were both good movies. On top of that, they have two in-development films coming up in Tokyo Suckerpunch and The Crusaders. That gives me some hope at least.

What do you think of this fourth installment getting another re-write? Are they just ensuring the quality or is it a big mess?

Spider-Man 4 is scheduled to begin production next year and open May 6, 2011, sharing the summer with other heroes including Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America.

Source: Variety

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  1. OK THE ONLY REASON Y PEOPLE MUST NOT BE A FAN OF THE SYMBIOTES IS BECAUSE THEY LOOK AND R 2 EXTREME BUT IF THEY TAKE OUT SOM OF THER ABILITIES AND NOT MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE FIRE IN THERE MOUTHS THEN I DON`T C THE PROBLEM AS LONG AS THEY HAV THE BELIEVABLE AND BADDER ABILITIES HOW DID THIS ALL COME DOWN LIKE THIS I DON`T WANT IT TO END THAT WAY THAT5`S SO RETARDED SAM USE CARNAGE IN S4 BUT TAKE YOUR TIME I`M SICK OF HAVING TO STRESS OUT LIKE THIS ABOUT THIS MOVIE MAKE IT HAPPEN OR IT`LL DESTROY THE FRANCHISE FOR ME PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I DON`T WANT IT 2 END THAT WAY DO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT MAKE IT END THAT WAY IT`S SAD IT`D END THAT WAY PLS DON`T LET IT END THAT WAY PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ******* ANNOYING WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE DO NOT RUIN THE FRANCHIS FOR ME PLS DON`T MAKE IT END THAT WAY PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. what’s up with a few cameo’s by some other superhero’s in spiderman 4 & 5 ? how about a cameo with daredevil or the black panther ? woudn’t that be so cool ? i think it’s time for some marvel superhero team-up movie’s.

  3. @ michael
    As much as id like to see that come to terms michael, doubtful it will come to that. Unless both Fox & columbia Pictures make some kind of a contract deal toghether because Fox still holds rights to Daredevil and theres been talks of a reboot. Maybe Columbia can pick up Black Panther. Id like to see a F4 reboot with a film that would include Daredevil since Fox owns the rights to both franchises.

  4. I’m still want to see Black Cat involved in this forth storyline. If Sam Raimi, Grant Curtis, Laura Ziskin and Amy Pascal can’t get Scarlett Johansson to play the role because of her commitment to Iron- Man and possibly ”The Avengers”,
    I’ll be just as excited if they can use Sienna Miller to play Felicia. I hope that they can use her and get rid of Gwen Stacy
    somehow. But if they can get Ms Johansson to do the part which I doubt at this point in time, it will be awesome!

  5. @ Ricky
    Dang, you mentioned the person i was gonna mentioned who could play Felcia Hardy/Black Cat. For some reason after seeing pictures and seeing the G.I. Joe movie, i too thought Sienna Miller would be perfect for the role. After seeing her moves and fighting skills, she’d be a good candidate for Felcia Hardy/Black Cat. Heck maybe she could play Catman for a future Batman film. I respect Scarlett Johansson, but at this point it seems it would be tough to get the part when shes committed to Iron Man 2 & Avengers movie.

  6. You see here`s a good question. In what interview did you hear Raimi convergingly reveal he hates symbiote characters?

  7. I completely agree with John. K, setting Venom up at the final shot in this next one with Carnage coming in the middle of the movie would`ve been the perfect way to handle not introducing them in the same movie and Venom fighting Spidey alone before already scrummaging getting him to team up with another villain that`s in there. I`m just not sure how they can reveal the villian(s) until they finish shooting because they want to keep it as a surprise and not tell it out to people too soon, right

  8. Spider-Man 4. Hmmm… 2 options. 1st, Kraven’s 1st appearance and Kraven’s Last Hunt as the basis for the script.

    Option 2, repeat the scene in the comics where a ‘he’s not really dead’ scene of Norman Osborne standing over his son’s grave telling him “You always were a disapointment.”

  9. Ok, i`ve been listening to some movie reviews on Youtube for Spiderman 3 lately, and to be honest, at first i loved the film so much i couldn`t even remember what the action sequences and air attackings were like, so i wanted to go see the film again and actually i watched it 4 times in the theatres to be exact, and i was really surprised so many people were overfiling such a false hinge to it compared to the first 2 but then i saw all it`s struken errors, although i don`t think shoving 3 villains forced there to be weird dance commotions and emotionally ripped crying scenes showing the characters` force of contraction from the systems inside of themselves.
    Now as for Venom, i think they should make him jetstream to the big screen again by Eddie Brock`s body getting found buried in the sand where the ally in S3 took place somewhere at the end of S4 which eventually he teams up with Carnge in s5 after he explains the alien costume tossed him somewhere before he got affected by the explosion when he didn`t see it. That would be a random realistic-fiction way(in Spiderman`s world) to bring him bak but it sure is the best way. Now to do them justice, they shood only give them the powers and abilities such as being faster and stronger thaan Spiderman and shooting poison from drips of their suit( not to mention, Venom`s tongue should hang out) as well as stretching tentacles from their suit. And they should only give Venom the ability to turn invisible in moments wen neccesary. If that`s all they do i can`t see how people will think “they can`t translate to the big screen”. They should be able to give them those abilities somehow, they just need to work very hard and quickly but not rush through the script and screen tests without thinking. Let me just clarify i`m saying SM5, not sm4, they`ve already signed on to do s4 and s5 so i can`t cancel the confirmations. Also i wouldn`t mind these next 2 movies being just a little dark and violent, as long as it`s not darker than it`s action and adventuorous. Anything can be dark, i guess it depends on how mature the character(s) is or are or the colors of the character(s). I just want a superhero that can be for teens and adults for once. PlEASE make these next 2 scary and intense and not too weak and kid-friendly also please don`t be afraid to make the attacks on Spiderman seem too powerful.

  10. The only way we will see Venom in another Spiderman film will be when Raimi steps down as director. He has stated many times that he doesn’t like the character.

  11. That might happen Matt if Sam Raimi doesn’t return for SM5 AND 6 according to the spokesperson for Sony pictures that the original SM4 writer James Vanderbilt was hired by Sony to pinned 5 and six and which could mean that we may see Venom in the way he was meant to be seen more faithful to the comics.

  12. @ Ricky
    Ive read that Sma Raimi is contracted to direct Spider-man 5 and i also read that they plan to atleast make Spider-man 6 aslong as 4&5 turn out good but Raimi nor Tobey are contracted for Spider-man 6. So far lately it sounds like Spider-man 5 will be Raimi’s last cause he does plan to remake his Evil Dead remake himself.

  13. Raimi leaving the series would be one of the best things that could happen. I loved the first two films, but “Spiderman 3″ showed that hes exhausted and needs to let another director handle the franchise. We got three films from him already and its times for a new vision on the franshise.

  14. @ Matt keith
    Actually the only thing i didnt like about Spider-man 3 was Peter’sdancing on the sidewalk. I think people over exaggerated about the whole 3-villain issue. To me, it was two villains which would be Sandman & Venom. I wouldnt count New Goblin cause he was made up for the script and only reason why Venom was in there in the first place was because fans wanted him. Fans just didnt like how it turned out so they only got themselves to blame aswell as the studio. If people like to think its 3 villains thats fine but Batman Begins, TDK, and even Superman 2 had 3 villains and they were great. Actually Superman 2 had 4 villains if you count Lex Luthor. Bottom like im makin is Spider-man 3 wasnt that bad that people want it to sound like cause ive seen worse ones. Instead of blaming Raimi, maybe blame the studio and other fans who wanted Venom in the film cause Obviously Raimi never intended to use Venom till the studio pushed for it.

  15. BTW, another reason i wouldnt count New goblin as a villain was because he was pretty much like Darth Vader in a way cause we hardly see harry be evil throughout the filmm not to mention how he learns the truth of what really happend to his father and him helping spidey. So i wouldnt count him 100% villain.

  16. If you ask me “Spiderman 3″ had four villians b/c MJ’s whining was more meanacing that Venom and Sandman and Harry put together. The studio and Raimi are to blame for Venom. Yes, the studio forced him to use the character, but Raimi did a piss poor job of handling the character.

  17. Well if Raimi did a piss poor job, then the movie would have to be longer. Or Raimi would have to cut more scenes Of Sandman or even harry for that matter cause i highly doubt the studio will grant more money to the film. Plus i recall MJ whining in all 3 films.

  18. Yeah, Mj whined in all three, but not to the point where the film should have been called “Spiderman 3: Adventures in Mj’s Acting Career”.

  19. He only hated Venom because he lacked humanity or looked too extreme in the comics. I think that can be very simple to take care of.

  20. i think it is time for a daredevil cameo in the spiderman movie 4 & 5. if that can’t be done then marvel should start making superhero team-up movies like spiderman & daredevil or spiderman & fantastic four.

  21. @ michael
    That would be nice and a long shot cause Marvel doesnt own the rights to those heroes. For somthing like that to happen is if no-one goes to see another Spider-man, X-men, F4 etc and hope Marvel buys the rights from Columbia, 20th century Fox etc.

  22. Then again, we might get lucky cause Paramount and New Line worked together to make Friday the 13th remake. And Paramount and 20th Century Fox made Titanic. So hopefully somthing like that will happen.

  23. Anybody go to the website Rob Keyes posted lately?(writer hired for Spiderman 5 and 6)

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