It was previously reported that Sony Pictures would film the next two installment of “Spider-Man” back to back, but director Sam Raimi has ended those rumors in a recent interview conducted by Ain’t It Cool News.
“No one’s talked to me about making part 5 at this moment. Right now I’m hoping to make part 4,”
As for when Spider-Man 4 might begin, Raimi added:
“It is a never-ending process. Basically we are talking about the story right now, shortly artists will come on and I’ll start giving them shots to draw. We are supposed to start talking to a production designer soon, so it will just keep getting larger and larger. Whenever the picture comes out we want to make sure we were shooting above the bar as it currently stands as far as visual effects go and we may or may not make that, but that will be my team’s goal when we start.”
Sony and Marvel recently announced a May 6, 2011 release date for “Spider-Man 4,” which means production would have to commence sometime next year.