View Full Version : Spidey 4? Maguire, Ziskin, and Arad don't think so....
07-21-2006, 01:28 AM
Looks like we aren't getting a Spider-Man 4. Or atleast, not anytime soon.
07-21-2006, 01:30 AM
There will be a Spiderman 4, at some point, I can assure you of this.
It might not have the same actors or be produced soon and it really shouldn't because I'm of the opinion that Superhero movies work best if it's limited to trilogies so a story arc can be fully explored, but not overused, but there will be a 4th Spiderman movie.
07-21-2006, 01:57 AM
Yeah...no Spidey 4, because why would Marvel want to make another billion dollars? Spiderman will continue on, trust me. Look at all the Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th Sequels...most of which sucked ass and combined will never match the box office success of one Spiderman or X-Men sequel....ever here of the Land Before Time, its up to 12 or 13 now...lol!
Yes, Marvel will continue to make ______ because all their characters are box office gold with Spidey and X-Men being their biggest money makers.... I expect that we will see many a sequel in the near future. It makes zero sense not to.
07-21-2006, 01:59 AM
J.K. Simmons said he heard Raimi talking about making a S-M4.
07-21-2006, 06:46 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if they made a fourth Spiderman movie. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.
Maguire is quoted in the article as saying "We've done an amazing job at keeping things fresh," Maguire tells USA TODAY. But, he adds, "it's hard to imagine continuously coming up with stories that deserve to be told. I'm not sure if there are more stories for this character that are interesting enough to be excited about doing more." .
I take that to mean if Sony and Raimi came up with a really cool and original story, he "might" consider it. He's probably thinking that there's nothing else left to do with the character. As comic book fans we know better. If I'm not mistaken Tobey hasn't read much beyond issue 50 or so. I remember him making a statement before the first film that he wasn't even familiar with the character of Joe Robertson b/c he wasn't in any of the stories he read. Stan Lee and John Romita didn't introduce Robbie until the mid 50's or early 60's. Tobey's knowledge Spiderman's comic book history appears to be pretty limited.
Maguire:"This one, to me, has more interesting twists and turns" than the first two, he says. "It's been a fun ride."
I have no doubt that this will be a good film. Maguire seems really excited about it. But, am I the only one who remembers him saying that he didn't think Sony would be able to top Spiderman 2?
I think in his case it really depends on the STORY. Not just the hero vs. villian angle, but also the story arc with Peter. Sony could put together another movie with any of Spidey's numerous villians and make some money. But, Maguire takes his acting seriously. You can tell that by the roles he's played in the past. If he isn't artistically challenged by the part (or any part) he's not going to do it. If a fourth story was pitched and had an original/compelling story arc for Peter and Spiderman I could see him getting excited enough to do a fourth film. Besides, he won't make nearly $20 million for any other role.
But Spider-Man producers concede they haven't looked beyond this installment of the series, which they always viewed as a trilogy.
"We don't have a book we're adapting, like a Lord of the Rings," says Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin. "It's open-ended. But this could be the last. We've never started on the next movie while we were working on the current one."
I'm actually not bothered by that statement. I applaud Sony for allowing Raimi to map out a beginning, middle, and end for the Spiderman trilogy. There is nothing wrong with waiting until one movie is done before conceiving a concept for the next one. And, it makes sense to see how well a movie is received commercially at the box office and with fans before the next film is greenlighted.
I hate to close with the following cliche, but in this case it fits : "We'll just have to wait and see what happens".
07-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Good news... make the sequels in like 8 years with a new cast... why can't it work if you find the right people for the job??? Why does everyone think there is something wrong with that? I think two separate trilogies is the best way to go if more movies are ever made...
07-21-2006, 10:51 AM
Of course we're not getting a Spider-Man 4 anytime soon. We haven't even got #3 yet. And if they follow their track record, SM4 wouldn't be out until the summer of 2010. 2010= no time soon.
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