Yesterday, Marvel Entertainment’s Twitter account lit up with the image of a spider spinning a web in the shape of the number 4. Marvel Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski also retweeted the teaser, adding that fans “wouldn’t see this coming” in terms of a future announcement.
Shortly after, acclaimed comic artist Alex Ross followed it up with a now deleted tweet showing artwork of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man swinging Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane through the city in a scene from Sam Raimi’s 2002 “Spider-Man” – along with the caption “#SpiderMan4”. Said artwork comes from the credit sequence in 2003’s “Spider-Man 2”.
The activity has produced a bunch of speculation with the prevailing theory being that we’ll soon see the announcement of a comic adaptation of Sam Raimi’s never-filmed script for “Spider-Man 4”.
That project would have featured The Vulture as the main villain and came very close to happening before Sony decided to reboot the franchise with the Andrew Garfield-led “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
Whether that’s the case though remains unclear at this point. For now, it’s a wait and see.
Source: Comic Book