Production sense, tingling!
That’s the word from the Hollywood Reporter, who says that Spider-Man 4 has been delayed, due to Sam Raimi and Sony not being able to agree on who should play the villain or villains in the movie.
(John Malkovich as the Vulture? Okay — Anne Hathaway as Felicia Hardy as the “Vultress”? Not so okay.) But considering the fact that Raimi was convinced to go against his instincts in the last film with Venom — and you see the drop in critical praise that took place between the second and third films — and it’s no surprise that Raimi is sticking to his guns.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Raimi was keen on introducing the Vulture in the last film. A Devil Inside playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Zodiac screenwriter James Vanderbilt, and Seabiscuit’s Gary Ross have all taken on the script, to no avail — currently, Spider-Man 2 alum Alvin Sargent (seriously, how did I write James? Thanks for the heads-up, Warren!) is working with the script.
There’s no word as to how delayed the shooting might get — THR predicts production could begin this summer.