It seemed like Spider-Man 4 was on track for its scheduled May, 2011 release. Director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire were on board, and filming was set to start this month. Then there were script problems. Big ones. Like “director and studio can’t agree on a villain” big. So the filming date slipped back a bit. Then a bit more. Now Sony has decided to start over, scrapping the script, the director, and the entire cast. Ouch.
So instead of getting something that builds on the mediocre Spider-Man 3 apparently we’re going to get a complete reboot of the franchise. The script will be based on a script by James Vanderbuilt that, according to Sony’s press release, “focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.” They’ve also pushed back the release to 2012, so no new webs next year, spider fans.
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