s3sandman.jpgIt only took three days for Spider-Man III to make $148 million in North America, beating the previous record of $135 million set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

Does this mean a Spider-Man 4 is just around the corner?

Calling the results “spectacular,” [Amy Pascal, co-chairman Sony Pictures Entertainment] said the studio already was at work on the now inevitable “Spider-Man 4.” “We’re a lot further on than we usually are,” she said. “We usually don’t talk about the next movie until the current one is released, but we’re already talking about what we want to do in the next one.” She added that conversations about bringing back Raimi and the other principals would begin once a script is in place because “that’s what they sign on to do.”

Critics and fans have been pretty torn over the film, with some loving it, and some hating it with a passion. What did you think? Take the Major Spoilers Poll to the right!

via Hollywood Reporter


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  1. It felt very empty and by-the-numbers, but it was nice eye candy. Re-hashing Uncle Ben’s death AGAIN was a very, very lame “conflict” that could have easily been improved by endangering any number of characters…the Stacys, Aunt May, Harry, Betty, even Brock…and having Peter deal with the guilt, anger, consequences, etc. “Emo Peter” was cringe-inducing to watch, what with the goofy strut and idiotic “dance” with Gwen which would have been much more realistic and dramatic with a simple kiss in front of Mary Jane. There was hardly anything dramatic about the black suit’s effect on Peter and the Sandman never really seemed to be anything but a neat SFX exercise. If they had followed a more logical path from the first two movies, it might have seemed more natural, but adding Gwen and Captain Stacy to the movie continuity NOW just makes one question why they weren’t in the first movie. Captain Stacy could have provided an antagonist for Spider-Man’s vigilantism, a natural ally for JJJ, and Gwen could have been the damsel in distress to be replaced a movie or two later by MJ. Instead we get three minutes of screen time for James Cromwell and an illogical crisis of the heart for Mary Jane, whose great personal sacrifice at the end of part 2 was nullified by her petty high school jealousy in part 3. Aunt May was useless, only there to spout Precious Moments at Peter. Harry’s angle was played well, but the magic butler who could recognize glider-fin stab wounds was lame, lame, lame. Not every movie butler is Alfred! Harry could have simply discovered the evidence in the glider’s on-board computer system or something. And love him or hate him, there was definitely a better way to handle Venom…at least with the hint of respect for a popular character, whether he represents an obsolete “extreme” era of comics.

    The movie was a very spectacular mess. Now all anyone has to show for it is MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

    That’ll teach them.

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