By Borys Kit – Hollywood Reporter
Gary Ross has been brought on board to do a rewrite on Columbia’s “Spider-Man 4.”
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star, respectively, as are series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad.
Ross now joins James Vanderbilt (“Zodiac”) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire on the list of high-profile writers who have been working on the project.
The move also puts Ross back to work with Maguire, with whom he worked on his directorial vehicles “Pleasantville” and “Seabiscuit.” The two were also working on “Tokyo Suckerpunch,” a drama set up at Columbia; that project is now on hold as Ross tackles another writing project, Columbia’s Lance Armstrong biopic.
- Director Sam Raimi stated in a interview with MTV he would like to have The Sinister Six in Spider-Man 4.
- David Koepp turned down the chance to write the script.
- The film’s working title is “The Wedding,” in honour of the “The Amazing Spider-Man” comic Annual #21: The Wedding!” which was published in 1987.
Title Year Budget US Gross Worldwide
Spider-Man 2002 $139M $404M $807M
Spider-Man 2 2004 $200M $373M $784M
Spider-Man 3 2007 $258M $337M $885M
Spider-Man 4 2011