The ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise As We Know It Is Over

January 12th, 2010 // 4 Comments

Script problems, conflicts between director Sam Raimi and the studio, have ultimately resulted in an indefinite delay for Spider-Man 4. As a result, both Raimi and star of the franchise, Tobey Maguire, have left the project.

Instead, Columbia Pictures plans to produce a version of Spider-Man that focuses on a high-school age Peter Parker, complete with a brand new cast and director. Despite the split, Sam Raimi claims there are no hard feelings.

Raimi explains, “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.”

As for doting dad Tobey, he doesn’t seem too concerned about the development and is spending some quality time with his family out for Sunday morning breakfast. He never seemed comfortable with his status as a film franchise star to being with.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. GeneralChiang

    With great budgets come great responsibility.


    Guess Tobey’s still having back problems, which is why he backed out of Spiderman 4.


    Maybe they should give Mike Maguire a shot at playing Spiderman. After all, he has experience with taking shots.

  4. Lili P

    This blows. They’ll probably cast Zac Efron and that stoic chick from Twilight (Stewart) and pay them each 20 million and it will be all bad and ridiculous.

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