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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 8, 2008 |

spiderman-black-costume.jpgNikke Finke, who is so powerful that she often makes up shit and Hollywood producers make it happen, is reporting that an agreement to bring back both Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire for a fourth and fifth installment of the Spiderman franchise is a done deal. In fact, they are apparently working to film the two installments back-to-back, which always works, doesn’t it (see, e.g., Back to the Future II and III, and The Matrix II and III)?

And while Finkke reports that they won’t try to out-dark The Dark Knight, there is some reason for hope: Emo Spidey is gone, and James Vanderbilt, who wrote the under appreciated Zodiac, penned the script for Spiderman 4. Though the villain for the fourth film hasn’t been revealed, it’ll likely be someone in an earlier film; probably Dylan Baker’s Dr. Curtis Connors, who will turn into The Lizard, as he did in the comic books. Moreover, while Mary Jane’s character will be in the next two films, Kirsten Dunst has not been signed yet, though I’m sure it’ll happen.

Finally, Finke also reports that a Spiderman Broadway musical, with lyrics written by Bono and The Edge, is still a go. It will be directed by Julie Taymor, and I cannot imagine a worse idea. Holy Bloodshed.

Color Me Indifferent / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 8, 2008 |

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