Sam Raimi explains why he was never making a Spider-Man 4

Sam Raimi explains why he was never making a Spider-Man 4 ...

This week sees the release of the film that brought Sam Raimi to the subgenre whose modern incarnation he helped develop: The Tobey Maguire-era Spider-Man trilogy, which came at a time when superhero movies were far from the only game in town, paving the way for Christopher Nolans Batman films and, a few years later, the beginnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Raimis was adamantly curious why he only made three Spidey films.

Raimi said in a new interview that they wanted to create a fourth Maguire Spider-Man, but there were also issues with the script, which he thought wasn''t working up to the previous three. Spider-Man 3, which was released in 2007, had a bucketload of money, but received mixed reviews, especially compared to its widely-acclaimed predecessor.

Raimi said it was a very difficult journey for me. I wanted to make a Spider-Man movie that was really what I wanted. I didn''t want to make a single script that had a pretty good set of potential. I didn''t expect that script to meet expectations until the start date.

Raimi discussed some of the reasons he had for Spider-Man 4. He also suggested giving Bruce Campbell, his long-time pal, the villainous role of Mysterio. There was also speculation about bringing in Kraven the Hunter, a character getting his own film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Instead, Sony ended up waiting a few years and rebooting it with Andrew Garfield.

Raimis'' experience with Spidey will last forever. He proposed reuniting with Maguire for a new franchise, though it may be difficult to pull off.

Raimi said that his love for the characters hasnt lowered one iota. It would be the same things that would stop me now that halted me then: Does Tobey want to do it? Is there an emotional arc for him? Is there a strong villain that fits into the theme of the piece? There are a lot of questions that may be answered. If these could be answered, then I''d love to do so.

On May 6, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released to theaters.

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