Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Raimi Out of Spider-Man
The studio didn't like the idea of John Malkovich as Vulture. So he's gone and the entire franchise is getting a reboot.
Not sure how I feel about this. Raimi is a hell of a director (the committee thinking Spider-man 3 not withstanding)and Drag me to Hell proves he's still got a lot of passion for the cinema. But I never really warmed up to Maguire and Dunst. Tobey maguire nailed the Ditko brooding Peter but didn't get the robust Romita version that became the standard. And Kirsten Dunst? The less said about that casting the better.
There will be a Spider-Man 4 but the quality of it will be as up in the air as Spider-Man 1 was before 2002. Either way, I'll see it.