We’ve known of the plans for a fourth Spider-Man film for quite some time now. Let’s face it, Marvel and Columbia Pictures weren’t going to let arguably the best known and most loved superhero franchise come to an end, despite the relative mauling the third film received from the critics.
Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin has now spoken to the LA Times about the plans for the next sequel, and a possible release date for Spider-Man 4. The hope is for a release in May 2011, which would see the movie go head to head with both The First Avenger: Captain America on and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.
A release is a long way off coming a reality though, with Ziskin revealing that as of yet there is no finished screenplay. It is also not yet clear whether Peter Parker himself Tobey Maguire or director Sam Raimi will be back for another instalment.
The first three films made a combined total of $2.5 billion worldwide, but the last film as a poor way to end the trilogy. I’m personally ecstatic that another film is being planned, but the series definitely needs a restart to get it back in the good books of superhero movie fans everywhere.