Word has it that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have been signed on for the Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5 movies. This will perhaps come as a disappointment to those who feel that Raimi dropped the ball on the last Spidey movie, but I’m actually looking forward to seeing him pick the ball back up and run with it again.
When I saw the first movie, I thought it was the best superhero flick to date. Then the second movie blew my socks off, and I had to transfer the crown. So the third movie left me more perplexed than angry. How did Raimi manage to go so far off track? I tend to believe rumors that he was coerced into including Venom as a primary bad guy, even though it it didn’t fit his previously stated overall plan to work with only old school supervillains for the first few movies — the result, a story that went on too long, with too many bad guys.
So prove me right, Sam. Make these next two as solid as the first sequel, and all will be forgiven (even that whole dancing thing). Follow through on that Lizard subplot you’ve been building up to. An army of genetically altered lizards rising up from the sewers of Manhattan would be an awesome use of CGI, don’t you think? Oh, and be sure to include Bruce Campbell cameos. Lots of Bruce Campbell cameos. People like those. I’m even fine with an Iron Man cameo. Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility — so please don’t frak these movies up. Thanks!