Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4 & Villains

In his first post-“Spider-Man 3” interview, Sam Raimi tells MTV that he’s likely to only produce a fourth “Spider-Man” but doesn’t shut the door on coming back:

“If I can’t find the right story that I could tell really well, I would like someone else to tell that story. But if it’s a great story and Sony will bring me back to the screen, I would love to.” says Raimi.

What if Dunst & Maguire weren’t coming back? “I would still hope that Sony would offer it to me [to direct] first. But that is not my place to say; it would be more about if Sony decided not to go with me. If not, it would be really up to them to come to a solution [for me to still be involved as a producer].”

He also revealed the villains he wants in the next flick – “I would love to see Electro, Vulture, maybe the Sinister Six as a team.” The Soviet supervillain and high-flying supergenius were two members of that six-man villain team so they might just all fit in.

What about poor Dylan Baker, will he ever get to play The Lizard? “I love Dylan Baker as a person, and I really like the character he is developing. The Lizard is probably one of my favorite characters, but [‘Spider-Man 4’] will probably have to start with the central journey of the main character to arrive at the proper villain.”