(ANI): Actor Tobey Maguire and filmmaker Sam Raimi have reportedly
walked out of Spider Man 4 over script issues. Recently, a
Columbia studios source revealed the sequel had been put on hold
indefinitely due to script problems.
According to Daily Variety, the film's star and director have
departed the project, and Columbia executives are planning to make
a prequel about Spider Man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, as a
teenager instead, reports Contactmusic.
James Vanderbilt has already written a script for the
alternative, which will be produced by Marvel Comics boss Avi Arad
and movie mogul Laura Ziskin. Raimi had publicly expressed his
dislike for the idea behind Spider-Man 4.
He said, "While we (Maguire and I) were looking forward to doing
a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique
opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know
they will do a terrific job."