James Vanderbilt has signed by Sony to write the fourth installment of the Spider-Man movie franchise.  Although that might seem like a big announcement for some, it’s kind of late news as Vanderbilt already turned in the first draft of the flick, with two other writers (David Lindsay-Abaire and Gary Ross) to do the rewrites.  The bigger news is he is also on board as the writer for movies five and six.

Spider-Man 4 is currently in pre-production, with a 2010 production date, so everything can be wrapped and the film in theaters by May 2011.

via Variety


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  1. Man, too bad Marvel Studios isn’t reaping the full profits from this franchise.

    We’ve already had Parker fight 5 villains in the span of 3 movies. Gwen Stacy has come and gone. M.J. is with Peter.

    The Lizard has his groundwork laid so that seems like a good call. I don’t know if Kingpin can make the crossover (I guess 20th Century Fox might have that locked up).

    If Marvel Studios had these characters back (as they should) I’d really enjoy a Spider-Man/Daredevil crossover. It would be a good opening to introduce Power Man & Iron Fist too.

    Any news, rumors, or spoilers on the content of any of the films? What’s next?

  2. Guys,

    i thought James Vanderbilt did some rewrites onb a earlier script for SM4 but his ideas we’re rejected, he has signed on for 5 and 6 but he no longer has anything to do with 4

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