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Movie News: Raimi on 4

Submitted by: WallCrawler on Jun 26, 2007

Source: www.Mtv.com

Even though his role in the next installment up in the air, the director already has villains in mind.

While in LA for a celebration to honor the contestants of Target's Spidey-spoof contest, Mtv talked with Sam Raimi about the future of the franchise that's close to his heart. Among the topics lit upon are the villains he'd still like to see, and whether or not he will be back for the fourth installment. Excerpts below:

[From] what he told us after the ceremony, it sounds like the filmmaker is setting the stage to bow out while he's on top. "If I can't find the right story that would work for me and that I could tell really well, I would like someone else to tell that story," he said of the already-announced "Spider-Man 4."

Amending his statement, he added, "But if it's a great story and Sony will bring me back to the screen, I would love to."

Ultimately, if Sony considers the price tag too high for another Raimi/Maguire/Dunst collaboration, then the negotiations would turn to keeping Raimi onboard as a producer only. "I would still hope that Sony would offer it to me [to direct] first," he said. "But that is not my place to say; it would be more about if Sony decided not to go with me. If not, it would be really up to them to come to a solution [for me to still be involved as a producer]."

Either way, if this tangled web does still involve the filmmaker, Raimi has been busy brainstorming about the villains he'd like to get into the next flick. "I would love to see Electro, Vulture, maybe the Sinister Six as a team," he said.

Those three possibilities wouldn't necessarily cancel each other out. Since both were founding members of the Six, the Soviet supervillain and high-flying supergenius could appear in the next flick, be teamed with a returning Doctor Octopus and Sandman and form a supergroup to also introduce Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter.

Read more of the interview at www.Mtv.com and discuss this in the Forum!

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