Spider-Man 4 could be franchise reboot

No one doubts the success of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. It made obscene amounts of money, and made it cool to like superhero movies. So as word's been trickling out that Raimi might not be involved with the fourth in the series, worries started arising. Where would the story go? What would it be about? Would Tobey Maguire come back? In an interview that will be in Scene magazine, Raimi talked with Rohan Williams of Comic Book Resources, and Raimi had this little tidbit: Is it important to you that the story follows on from the first three? I mean, how important is internal continuity to you? Can you go Evil Dead-style and change details a little bit, maybe change the story up a little bit? Sam: If I was writing it I would have a very strong opinion about that, but we’re hiring a writer to come up with his own take. Sony was willing to go either way, we’ll just have to wait and see what the writer comes up with. I think anything’s possible, though. I mean, there’s been so many different versions, it doesn’t have to follow the movies that we’ve made. I’d very much like to see Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, so I have a personal interest in that, but certainly anything’s possible. Spider-Man’s such a big character in the comic books that he could endure a lot of different interpretations. You could start over or you could start with a different aspect of the story than I’ve focused on in the pictures I’ve made, we’ll just have to wait and see what the writer comes up with. Ah, I love the smell of intrigue in the morning. Sam Raimi Interview