Superhero fans haven’t forgotten the awesome Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. Before the appearance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a fourth opus was in the pipeline. A screenwriter reveals that a script was finished when the cancellation of the project intervened.
Spiderman : Sam Raimi has done wonders with the character
The heroes of the Marvel stable did not wait for the advent of the MCU to find a place in dark rooms. We also find in this post-expanded universe era high-flying adaptations. We must mention Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. The dad ofevil Dead knew how to affix a seductive treatment to this cult figure in the world of comics. Obviously, impossible not to say a word about the incredible Spider Man 2, which remains to this day one of the best films of this genre.
The third opus had the right to a more mixed reception but not enough to taint the good that we thought of Sam Raimi and the idea of a fourth feature film was put on the table. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and JK Simmons were all set to reprise their respective roles. The director intended to correct the errors of the previous episode and to introduce new enemies. The Vulture was to be part of it but we don’t know exactly how everything was supposed to fit together. Anyway, the project was canceled by Sony and the studio decided to embark on The Amazing Spider-Man.
A script was ready
In a recent interview with Screening, screenwriter James Vanderbilt spoke about the abandoned sequel while revealing thata script has been completed. He explains that several accomplices were invited to make changes on certain points. Despite the changes, the result did not bring full satisfaction and Sony preferred not to continue in this direction. We have also heard in the past that Sam Raimi was not at all on the same wavelength as the producers, which probably influenced the unfortunate outcome.
What we note is that the reputation of his trilogy has not been tarnished over time and we could see the enthusiasm of the fans about the involvement of Tobey Maguire in No Way Home. Then, as a symbol, Sam Raimi is now ending in the MCU since he was hired to lead Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Will he be able to amaze us like in the 2000s? Hope is allowed but disturbing echoes about massive reshoots are hardly a pleasure to hear. Answer on May 4th!