Sam Raimi talks Spider-Man Villains for fourth sequel

Sam Raimi has revealed that the potential villains for the forthcoming Spider-Man 4 will depend on Peter Parker’s story arc.


According to Raimi he is “not allowed to say at this point” who the bad guy will be in the follow-up however, he added, whichever villain is chosen will play a key part in Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) “growth” in the film.


Speaking to MTV, the director explained: “What we’re trying to do right now is really understand the journey Peter is going to go on this time and have the villain maybe be a counter to that growth, something that he has to overcome.


“Or maybe he has to grow in a way to overcome the villain, because there always seem to be stories of coming of age, of a young man growing up and learning things about life, so once we are identifying the exact movement that Peter has to grow to, I think the villain – and we’re trying this right now.


“We’re trying to choose a villain based on who would be the proper counter to that growth, so we really have dramatic conflict.”