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Spider-Man 4 Is Officially Cancelled!

The news recently broke that the troubled latest chapter in in the Spider-Man film saga will be a total reboot. Sam Raimi and Tobay Maguire are off the film completely and a new script based on the popular hero's high school roots will be used. Marvel Studios and Columbia will co-produce the movie and aim for a 2012 release. Ideally this also means that the wall crawler will join the ever growing pantheon of Marvel heroes sharing a universe on the big screen.

The separation of the new film from the original creative team may seems to be amiable (despite the recent friction selecting a villain worthy of the big screen) as Raimi had the following to say:  "Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job."

Sony bigwigs have reported that their primary driving goal in creating the Spider-Man films has and will be the story. While this was clearly not the case in the miserable attempt at the third movie, the potential reboot may offer a wide array of new stories and challenges for the webhead. Hopefully there won't be another origin, as that particular part of Spider-Man's history has been done to death.


  • Kguillou 4 years ago

    Oh noes! Save us Jake Gyllenhaal!

  • Victoria C. 4 years ago

    So wait... is Spider-man 4 not happening at all or are they doing it in a different way?? I'm kind of confused.

  • matt 4 years ago

    SM$ is being made but its a reboot, and entirely new movie being set while peter parker is still in high school

  • Sakina- Islamic Issues Examiner 4 years ago

    Oh, so it's official.
    Rumor has it that Twilight vampire, Robert Pattinson, is game for playing a young Peter Parker. Not sure how I feel about that...

  • Matt - Ann Arbor Comics Examiner 4 years ago

    From what I understand the person thats being looked at right now is the older of the two children on the showtime show 'Weeds'. The director wants to stick with more unknowns and Pattinson is not.

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