I was under the assumption that the Spider-Man franchise would be ending at three, and not because of a lack of storylines, but because I didn’t think they would be able to get Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst back for more, in fact Dunst told DarkHorizons in this interview here that, “The next one will be it. I’m only contracted to 3 and don’t see myself signing for a 4th or a 5th.” You also have to wonder, when will Tobey begin to feel that he is being typecast as a webbed, tights wearing superhero and decide no more?
One thing I think we can all agree on is now that Maguire has been Spider-Man for three consecutive films, to have someone else take his place for any Spidey films beyond that, would be wrong. So this news out of SCI FI Wire is a bit surprising to me as they sit down with Spider-Man writer/director Sam Raimi and he discloses the fact that Sony Pictures plans to make six of the comic-inspired films.
“I’ve heard Amy Pascal [chairman of Sony’s motion picture group] say she wants to make six Spider-Man pictures,” Raimi said in an interview at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. “So I think she’s a woman of her word. And if she says there’ll be six, there’ll be six. … If they were to ask me, and if I felt as passionate as I feel now about the character and had this great hunger and desire to tell the story, which I really do now, you couldn’t keep me away from it.”
We would all love six of these films, but let’s focus on the third and where exactly Peter Parker is going to go from here, and Raimi had some words on that as well:
“The task that I had was to try and understand where he was when we last left him … at the end of Spider-Man 2, trying to figure out what he lacked as a human being, as far as where he was immature and what he had not learned… he’s going to have [to] look a little more inside himself and recognize and deal with some of the deficiencies that he has as a human being.”
There is a lot more that was said, so click here to read the entire article.