By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
With Comic Con now in full effect I had begun to wonder when we'd hear some juicy reports from films such as Spider-Man 3. The only thing is that this latest update isn't from Comic Con but USA Today. No matter, as the new promotional image for Spider-Man 3 looks sick (in a good way).
Spider-Man 4 Talk and Spider-Man 3 Promo
Contracts, contracts, contracts. The latest episode of Entourage -- "Don't pull a Chappelle" -- tought us the meaning of a contract between an actor and a studio. This same meaning applies to Spider-Man 3, with most of the cast's contracts ending with this third installment. Does the cast want to make a fourth film? Considering that the first two were both major hits, one would have to assume that it is likely -- but that doesn't mean they aren't going to play hardball to help get a nice boost of salary. Kirsten Dunst has already hinted that she may not be game for another film.
So, will there be a fourth Spider-Man or not? According to the latest report from USA Today, though the doors are open, Spidy producers do see the franchise as a trilogy.
"We've done an amazing job at keeping things fresh," Maguire tells USA TODAY. But, he adds, "it's hard to imagine continuously coming up with stories that deserve to be told. I'm not sure if there are more stories for this character that are interesting enough to be excited about doing more."
Spider-Man 3 Promo Poster
But Spider-Man producers concede they haven't looked beyond this installment of the series, which they always viewed as a trilogy.
"We don't have a book we're adapting, like a Lord of the Rings," says Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin. "It's open-ended. But this could be the last. We've never started on the next movie while we were working on the current one."
"This one, to me, has more interesting twists and turns" than the first two, he says. "It's been a fun ride."
Not having a fourth installment does come as bad news, but at least the promo image (above) looks good.
I can almost guarantee that Sony Pictures is not going to commit to anything until Spider-Man 3 hits theatres. If they do decide not to move forward, howard, let me first say 'thank God' that we get Venom on the screen.