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Spider-Man 4 by David Koepp, James Vanderbilt, and Gary Ross (screenplay), Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (characters)

In January 2007, Columbia Pictures entered negotiations with screenwriter David Koepp, who is credited with the first Spider-Man screenplay, to pen the script for a fourth film. James Vanderbilt was announced as screenwriter, impressing the studio with his focus on characterization. The studio also decided to limit the scope of the film to two villains. David Lindsay-Abaire was in talks to rewrite by November 2008, and Gary Ross was hired to re-write in July 2009. Sony Pictures Entertainment lists the release date as May 6, 2011.

In September 2008, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire made deals to direct and star respectively in the fourth and fifth films. Sony wanted to film the sequels together to keep the budget down. “The studio never considered any other actor,” said a spokesman about recasting the role. “Tobey was our only choice and the only person we've discussed the role with.” The following month, Raimi said he expected filming to begin in March 2010. Maguire will earn $50 million in salary and profit shares for agreeing to shoot both films over six months. Part of his contract states he can take evenings and early mornings off to spend time raising his daughter. Actress Kirsten Dunst is also on board for the film. On June 22, 2009, it was announced that Michael Papajohn would return as Dennis Carradine, despite the character's death.

Beforehand, Dylan Baker, who portrays Dr. Curt Connors, expressed interest in portraying the character's villainous alter-ego, the Lizard. He also hinted that Carnage may appear, as Peter gave Dr. Conners a sample of the Venom symbiote in the third picture. Also, in the scene in which Eddie Brock throws his symbeote-covered coat to the ground in the third picture, Carnage could be created from that. Producer Grant Curtis is also a fan of the character, and also expressed interest in Kraven the Hunter. Raimi said that if he returned to direct, he would turn Connors into the Lizard. He also expressed interest in setting up the Sinister Six by introducing the Vulture and Electro. Raimi is also a fan of Morbius, the Living Vampire, citing the “combination of superhero plus supernatural”. J. K. Simmons will return as J. Jonah Jameson. Raimi has expressed interest in filming second unit shots in his home state of Michigan, having considered it for the third film before opting for the cheaper Cleveland, Ohio. In March 2009, Raimi revealed they were just focusing on a fourth film and postponed a fifth. To correspond with the fourth film, Marvel Entertainment awarded licensing rights to Gameloft for the official mobile video game of the movie. (from Wikipedia.)

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Sam Raimi 80% 
  2. 2. Steven Spielberg 20% 

Cast Results

Peter Parker/Spider-Man Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Tobey Maguire 50% 
  2. 2. Zac Efron 16% 
  3. 3. Thomas Levesque 16% 
  4. 4. Andrew Garfield 16% 

Mary Jane Watson Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Kirsten Dunst 33% 
  2. 2. Anneliese van Der Pol 16% 
  3. 3. Kirsien Dunst 16% 
  4. 4. Leighton Meester 16% 
  5. 5. Emma Stone 16% 

J. Jonah Jameson Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. J.k. Simmons 80% 
  2. 2. Buddy Palmer 20% 

Felicia Hardy/Black Cat Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Ashley Tisdale 20% 
  2. 2. Elisha Cuthbert 20% 
  3. 3. Sienna Miller 20% 
  4. 4. Kassandra Sosa 20% 
  5. 5. Katy Perry 20% 

Cletus Kassady/Carnage Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Jackie Earle Haley 40% 
  2. 2. Paul Bettany 20% 
  3. 3. Robert Applegate 20% 
  4. 4. Matthew Lillard 20% 

Kraven the Hunter Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Oded Fehr 40% 
  2. 2. Kevin Sorbo 20% 
  3. 3. Bruce Willis 20% 
  4. 4. Danny Trejo 20% 

Kurt Connors/The Lizard Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Dylan Baker 50% 
  2. 2. Rhys Ifans 50% 

Maxwell Dillon/Electro Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Matt Dillon 25% 
  2. 2. Michael C. Hall 25% 
  3. 3. Daniel Baldwin 25% 
  4. 4. Jamie Foxx 25% 

Adrian Toomes/Vulture Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Matt Frewer 25% 
  2. 2. Ben Kingsley 25% 
  3. 3. John Malkovich 25% 
  4. 4. Michael Keaton 25% 

Morbius/The Living Vampire Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jesse Spencer 33% 
  2. 2. Gerard Butler 33% 
  3. 3. Robert Pattinson 33% 

Aunt May Parker Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Rosemary Harris 75% 
  2. 2. Florence Levesque 25% 

Gwen Stacey Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Bryce Dallas Howard 66% 
  2. 2. Chelsae Kirk 33% 

Captain Stacy Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. James Cromwell 40% 
  2. 2. Sam Elliott 20% 
  3. 3. Gary Oldman 20% 
  4. 4. Mark Harmon 20% 

Dennis Carradine/Carjacker Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Michael Papajohn 50% 
  2. 2. Joey Jones 50% 

Comments

  • SylvesterFox007: Notice I didn't vote for Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Raimi, or James Cromwell. Even though they'll most likely be involved in the actual movie, …

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