Sam Raimi Talks “Spider-Man 4”

Despite reports that the next two films in the series would be linked, Director Sam Raimi tells MTV News that the next “Spider-Man” film is the only one being planned right now.

He tells MTV News that “The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven’t been talking in terms of Part 4 and 5. I’ve read that [about ‘Spider-Man 5’] also, but right now we’re just working on the story for ‘Spider-Man 4,’ just that one film.”

Story wise he says “we’re definitely talking about working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that. All the characters or villain or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee’s creations or those that came after him.”

He confirms that Kirsten Dunst is not yet locked to reprise her role, but he wants her – “I can’t imagine making a ‘Spider-Man’ movie without Kirsten…Spider-Man has existed without the character of Mary-Jane but she’s one of my favorite parts and it would be a shame not to have her in the picture. I’m hoping she’ll be in it and I’m planning on having a story with her in it.”

Finally, who’ll be the baddies in this one? “I do have a pretty good idea, but I’m just not a liberty to say yet.”

Raimi and Tobey Maguire are locked in for the film which has been scheduled for a May 6th 2011 release.