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.