Raimi Blames Self For “Spider-Man 3” Mess

Almost a decade on since the release of Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” the filmmaker himself has seemingly taken responsibility for the financially profitable but critically disastrous response to the third and final film in his trilogy of “Spider-Man” films from last decade.

Out doing press for last night’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” premiere, Raimi tells The Week that he screwed up on the third film but would like another shot at the wall crawler if the offer were to come around again: “I messed up on the third one. I think they’re so complete now, Marvel. They probably don’t need me anymore. But if they needed me? I’d love to. It’s great to be wanted.”

Raimi had originally planned to direct a fourth “Spider-Man” with the likes of John Malkovich as The Vulture and Anne Hathaway as Black Cat, but then left the project and the studio opted instead to reboot the franchise with Marc Webb set as director and Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.

The franchise is now being rebooted again, this time with Tom Holland in the title role and “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts as director. Holland has posted a photo of himself on social media this week with a haircut that’s being suggested as being potentially a glimpse of his Peter Parker look in the Marvel-approved Spider-Man films.

Hair cut or the Johnny Depp look?

A photo posted by (@tomholland2013) on