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Raimi discusses Spider-man sequel November 12th, 2007

Wiz­ard recently sat down with Sam Raimi to talk with him about the Spider-man tril­ogy, the DVD release and most impor­tantly, what the future holds for him­self and the spidey franchise:

Look­ing back, you’ve worked on Spider-Man in some way for nearly eight years. Has the excite­ment stayed with you?

RAIMI: I’m just as excited about the char­ac­ter, and so in that sense, yes. Although the phys­i­cal energy level between how I felt before I started shoot­ing ver­sus what was left of me on the last day of pho­tog­ra­phy, I was so exhausted at the end of “Spider-Man 3″ I can’t tell you. My love for the char­ac­ters and my pas­sion for the sto­ries are the same, but I was just a shell of the per­son that I was after all of those movies.

If you had to take a break and pick a direc­tor to replace you on the fran­chise, is there any­one at the top of your list?

RAIMI: Because I love Spider-Man I would just say—I don’t want to pick some­one. I don’t know if I’ll be direct­ing the pic­ture or not, but I’d like to say that it would be some­body that was the best gift I could give to Spider-Man—someone who under­stands him and loves him and could bring his pas­sion and love to the char­ac­ter. A char­ac­ter direc­tor prob­a­bly; no one else.

Comments One Response to “Raimi discusses Spider-man sequel”

Ethan Meadow November 12th, 2007

I was really dis­ap­pointed in the inter­view. There was no men­tion of Spi­der­man 4 and he didn’t really give any incite at all to much of any­thing. Why does every­one in the indus­try want to break down all the rumors and hype. Hell, that’s half of what sells the movies to begin with, antic­i­pa­tion. Clas­sic Hol­ly­wood, never really iden­ti­fy­ing what is really impor­tant; the Movie.