Spider-man 4 is no more, and much of the news on this blog now pertains to a vision of Spider-man that will never be made. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Raimi et al, will not be back in a Spider-man incarnation. I thought I ought to make that clear before continuing with the next piece of news.
Sony instead opted to reboot the Spider-man franchise with a new director, Marc Webb, with actor Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker. Filming is set to start this December in Los Angeles, and is also expected to take place in New York. The project is being produced by Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad.
The film is scheduled for a July 3rd 2012 release.