Sam Raimi told SCI FI Wire that David Lindsay-Abaire’s script for Spider-Man 4 should be ready by summer.
Raimi said the film has to make the announced May 6, 2011 release date. “We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the ‘Spider-Man’ films–and I’m sure it’s the same as with many of the other bigger-budgeted films–they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay,” he said. “So it’s about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That’s what we’ve always done, and that’s what we’ll try to do again.”
The helmer also told Empire magazine he will have full control over the fourth installment – something he didn’t have on the third. “They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually,” he said. “But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn’t really have creative control, so to speak.”
He added that “The best way for me to move forward on films, is that I’ve got to be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film. I love Spider-Man so much that I’d like to continue telling Spider-Man stories. But only under those circumstances where I think I can honour him.”
Source: SCI FI Wire, Empire