Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi quit ‘Spider-Man 4′

January 12th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 12 (IANS) Hollywood actor Tobey Maguire and filmmaker Sam Raimi have quit “Spider-Man 4″ over a reported script issue.
It was reported that the sequel had been put on hold indefinitely due to script problems and now the film’s star and director have departed the project. Columbia executives are planning to make a prequel about Spider-Man’s alter-ego, Peter Parker, as a teenager instead, reported contactmusic.com.

American screenwriter James Vanderbilt has already written a script for the alternative, which will be produced by Marvel Comics head Avi Arad and movie mogul Laura Ziskin.

Raimi, who publicly expressed his dislike for the idea behind “Spider-Man 4″, said: “While we (Maguire and I) were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job.”

A new director and star will be announced in the coming weeks.

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