Sam Raimi Still Couldn't Let Go Of His Cancelled Spider-Man 4

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There was a time when Sam Raimi was the man behind the biggest Spider-Man trilogy and was set to produce the fourth film. Unfortunately, Spider-man 4 never came to be and that continues to be one of the things Raimi couldn't stop thinking about.

Raimi recently spoke to Yahoo! about his new project but the Crawl producer also opened up about the fourth Spider-Man movie. Interestingly, Raimi confessed that the new Spider-Man films somehow make him feel bad about his failed sequel.

"I think about it all the time," he said of Spider-Man 4. "It's hard not to, because each summer another Spider-Man film comes out! So when you have an unborn one, you can't help but think what might have been. But I try to focus on what will be, and not look into the past."


Although Raimi's vision isn't happening anytime soon, it looks like the new Spider-Man movies have at least succeeded in introducing the villains that were supposed to be in the fourth movie. Spider-Man 4 was supposed to reveal Bruce Campbell as Mysterio while John Malkovich was already being cast as Vulture. Mysterio was introduced in Spider-Man: Far From Home while Vulture was the main baddie in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

He might be trying to move away from the Spider-Man films and Raimi is certainly taking a completely different direction. His latest project Crawl, which pits Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper against a Category 5 hurricane and a group of hungry alligators, is currently screening in theaters.

Related: Sam Raimi's Planned Spider-Man 4 Almost Introduced Mysterio, Black Cat, Vulture