Additional details on Spider-Man 4 delay, including Thor and Pirates 4 release dates

As predicted, thanks to the production delay on Spider-Man 4, the studio had to give up its May 6, 2011 release date, but that’s not the detail I’m most interested in out of this story from The Hollywood Reporter.

According to writers Carl DiOrio and Borys Kit, the conflict about the script is a fight once again between director Sam Raimi and the studio:

Raimi wants to have a criminal known as the Vulture act as the primary antagonist in the film while the studio, which dislikes the idea of the winged wrongdoer, is pushing for a romantic sub-plot involving a burglar named the Black Cat in addition to another villain.

Upon reading that Raimi has had this fight with the studio before, and when he capitulated, we got the mess that was Spider-Man 3, it’s all I can do to keep from putting my head in my hands.

In any case, even if a miracle happened and the two sides were able to come to a compromise, they won’t be able to get the release date back because Paramount Pictures swooped in to claim the spot in the name of Thor. Complicating matters is Walt Disney Pictures also announcing the release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as May 20, 2011.

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Posted on January 8, 2010 at 06:48 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by snatreaper
    on 2010-01-08 at 08:57
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    Why in the world won't Sony allow Raimi to make a GOOD Spider-Man movie? I mean, I wouldn't mind having Black Cat in there, but why would we need a third villain on top of that?

  2. Written by snatreaper
    on 2010-01-08 at 13:57
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    Why in the world won't Sony allow Raimi to make a GOOD Spider-Man movie? I mean, I wouldn't mind having Black Cat in there, but why would we need a third villain on top of that?

  3. Written by James
    on 2010-01-13 at 12:42
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    Pirates 2 was a disappointment. Three was pure drivel. They can delay Stranger Tides forever, as far as I'm concerned.

    Script, anyone? Please? Johnny must owe someone money. I can't figure out what he's doing here.

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