E! Online did an interview with producer Laura Ziskin, who said we’ll have to wait until at least 2011 before Spider-Man 4 hits theaters.Â Of course the key phrase here is “at least”.Â Remember, the script is far from being finished, neither Tobey Maguire nor Sam Raimi have signed on, and Marvel has yet to announce the flick in their annual reports.
The last Spidey flick came out in 2007, which would mean there is at least a four (more likely six) year gap between the two.Â Will people still be interested in Spidey that far out? I’m not sure.Â The longer the third movie hangs out there for everyone to remember, the harder it will be for everyone to camp out at theaters for weeks at a time waiting for the new flick to open.Â Had Return of the Jedi been a real turd of a movie, I doubt you would have seen the rabid fandom anticipation of Episode 1.
The real question is, how long will we have to wait to see Spidey cross over into another Marvel film thanks to Sony’s c***blocking? Ten years? Never?
They didn’t even want Universal to use Empire State University in THE INCREDIBLE HULK, so I won’t hold my breath.
Oh well, it’s Marvel’s fault for giving Sony and Fox the right to perpetual renewals. At least they aren’t Warner/DC, who outside of the Bat can’t even tie their own shoes at the same time despite sharing the same corporate ownership.
A good movie is a good movie. People will be wanting to see it. The giant layoff didn’t really hurt Batman Begins.
Take their time, get a good script and a good director and make the best movie of the franchise.