Producer Todd Black talked with The New York Post this past week and cleared up various bits of online speculation regarding the fourth “Spider-Man” feature.
First up, despite hesitant talk it seems that Kirsten Dunst is definitely back for the fourth film. Rumors however of a marriage subplot between Peter and Mary Jane are apparently not a part of the story.
The villain however is NOT Morbius the vampire despite the online speculation as such. So who is it? Black only says “We’re just coming up with who the villain’s going to be now. We’ll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it’ll be a big part of New York.”
Black does however confirm it won’t be a new villain made up for the film, rather one of the classic foes from the comic. Speculation has included Kraven the Hunter, Kingpin, The Lizard, Jackal, and Rhino.
The fourth “Spider-Man” is set for release on May 6th 2011.