We all know that the Spider-Man movies peaked with the very first one, before it devolved into tweenish melodrama. So I have zero expectation that Spider Man 4 will even be worth the CAM download. Now this? We’ll have to go into integers to understand how little faith I have in it being worth a damn. Word is that director Sam Raimi is butting heads with Sony execs over who should be the villain. Raimi wants Vulture, but Sony thinks Vulture isn’t a box office draw.
Work on the script has stopped, and won’t be resumed until Sony and Raimi work out their differences.
The beauty of this is that the only comic book villain who is a guaranteed draw is The Joker. He’s the main event, the show stopper… a limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing son of a gun, who’s kissed all the girls and made them cry.
Of course, all of this could just be the usual Hollywood rigmarole, which is what Sony claims. “Nothing to see here, move along.”
The movie is scheduled for release in May, 2011. Fingers crossed~!