According to the newspaper, Maguire is expected to earn a record $50 million in salary and profit sharing for the two movies, which will be shot back to back over six months next year. The deal reportedly also includes early mornings and evenings off to spend time with his 22-month-old daughter. Awwww.
The Times reports Sony is expected to reveal in the next few days whether Kirsten Dunst will reprise her role as Mary Jane Watson.
The participation of Maguire and director Sam Raimi had been up in the air for some time, with the actor saying his involvement would depend largely on Raimi’s. The director, in turn, wanted to wait until he had seen a script.
But earlier this month reports circulated the two finally had inked a deal with Sony Pictures, which plans to release Spider-Man 4 in May 2011 — putting it at odds with Marvel’s The First Avenger: Captain America.