Spider-Man 4 producer talks villain
There are a number of updates for the upcoming Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man 4, and details are light at the moment, indeed we haven't really been sure about some of the major casting, in other words Kirsten Dunst, until now.
There's also a little news addressing the rumours about Mary Jane and Peter and their relationship in the film, about that supposed Morbius the vampire villain rumour, and a clue as to who it really will be.
Todd Black is a producer on the Spider-Man 4 film and while he was being interviewed for The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 he was kind enough to answer a few questions on Spider-Man 4, and also to raise a few more.
Here are the key points that the New York Post picked up on:
Kirsten Dunst is definitely signed up for the film. She will be playing Mary Jane once again.
However, the rumour that Mary Jane and Peter Parker will be getting together as man and wife is apparently rubbish, they won't be.
The big rumour though? That one about the villain that was borne out of Sam Raimi just winking at the screen as he said vampires are cool? Rubbish according to Todd Black. The villain will not be Morbius and they're working on who the villain will actually be.
In fact he was kind enough to drop them a big hint.
“We're just coming up with who the villain's going to be now. We'll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it'll be a big part of New York.”
The article then goes on to try and work out who would be the villain, who is so New York-centric in the current bag of Spider-Man villains that would fit the bill?
Well their best guess is Kingpin, and that seems a good choice for me, someone that hasn't been seen much as a superhero villain much before and so is largely unexplored, but he's also an exceedingly interesting villain and a character who is very much based in reality.
Could we see Spider-Man versus Kingpin in the fourth film? Could well be. It seems so there's still work to be done on that front and we'll have to wait to see what happens.
Can you think of another Spider-Man villain that would be New York city-centric though?