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Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi Ready For Two Spidey Sequels

Get ready for Spider-Man to weave his blockbuster web at least two more times. The talk of more Spidey sequels started right after Spider-Man 3's big opening weekend last Summer, and now there's news that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are about to commit to two more films.

Though The Dark Knight broke Spider-Man's box office records this Summer, the Hollywood Reporter notes that Spider-Man is still the most profitable movie franchise for Sony, with the first three films combining for a total of $2.5 billion worldwide.

There were some rumors a while back that Maguire might not return for another sequel, though a Sony spokesman said, "Tobey was our only choice and the only person we've discussed the role with." He'll have some time off before getting back into the Spidey suit: The current plan is for the first sequel, written by James Vanderbilt of Zodiac, to start filming in the Fall of 2009. The movies might film back-to-back, Lord of the Rings-style, with Spider-Man 4 hitting theaters in May 2011.

Still up in the air:

  1. Whether Kirsten Dunst will be back as Mary Jane.
  2. Whether any other actors will reprise their roles.
  3. What villains will appear in the next two films.

Most of you weren't exactly thrilled at the prospect of more Spidey, so I'm wondering: What, if anything, would get you back to the theater for a fourth (and fifth) Spider-Man?

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

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futonfighter futonfighter 8 years
Raimi? Didn't he hatchet the last film because he didn't want 'dark' Spidey and Venom? I'm not excited. Plus they killed off Franco's character so seeing Dunst and Macguire reprise the melodrama of MJ and Pete isn't exactly blowing my skirt up. Another Bourne movie, yes. Another Spidey? Not really.
piesecki piesecki 8 years
I'd see it if James Franco is back, otherwise the rest of the characters were just... dull. The last one was especially dire, but then who cares about artistic integrity when there's money to be made?! Wow I sound bitter...
details2 details2 8 years
I can't stand Tobey Maguire. He is a horrible spiderman. Kirsten Dunst is a bland MJ. The first one was boring, the second one was laughable and the third one made my laugh out in the theater - during the serious parts. The thrid one really broke me...turning Tobey into a Pete Wentz wannabe and strutting around like a Bee Gee... are you kidding me? My boyfriend kept making me see these movies because he loves Bruce Campbell and Army of Darkness and the like. But that's not enough reason to get us in the theater anymore. And now there will be a total of FIVE!!?? Dear god - why? I hope somebody gets them decent scripts and smacks Sam Raimi upside the head.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i never really got into the spiderman franchise although i've seen them all....because i've been dragged to them. i think that there's something to be said about the success that they've seen, but when you go past 3 movies - don't you figure that it's run it's course?
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
3 was so horrible. I was a huge fan of the first two and the third one was so disappointing.
Phil Phil 8 years
I haven't been very interested in the Spiderman films. What they've done so far with Venom was a complete and total disappointment. The franchise needs to rethink what they do with Venom. If they were to introduce Carnage to the film series, that might be interesting but with the way they fumbled Venom, there's no reason for me to look forward to the villain. Anyway, I'm more of a fan of DCverse. Nevermind Spiderman, bring on Green Lantern!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I was never a big fan Spidey fan, so I don't care either way. I thought all of the movies were good, but I'm more a fan of the Batman films, even Batman Forever.
nidomilo nidomilo 8 years
Im for it if they get it right...quality vs quantity. Part 3 was alright the same way with Pirates all hype but were awful. I want Warner get Superman fix too and honestly The Dark Knight was good but no masterpiece. It was overhyped with all the tragedy especially Ledger. Without the villains that is one boring film.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Enough already! I am sooooo sick of these sequels coming out until the end of time! Why is there such a lack of creativity in Hollywood these days?
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I've only seen the first spiderman movie, I didn't have any interest in seeing any more... I thought they made a big deal about #3 being the last one, and how Tobey wasn't going to be doing any more, blah blah blah. It does seem to be more about trying to make money than telling a good story, which is never good enough motivation to make a good film.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I understand that they're money makers, but this is one franchise I wish they'd rest. I LOVE comic movies, but Spiderman bores me.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I agree. Though I've been pleased with the first 2 Spideys, only mildy pleased with the 3rd. If they give it some time to come up with a good story, then great. Here's my suggestion: stick to just one villain next time, not 3. Three just gets too confusing. And if Kirsten Dunst is in fact not returning to play MJ, get Rachel McAdams. She'd be perfect.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
It's definitely for Sony's financial gain as to why there are two Spidey sequels in the works. Now if this was for Batman, I'd be excited. But the reasons for the sequels are for a money-making venture as opposed to being creative. Can you tell I'm not very big on the Spidey movies?
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