Spiderman 4, currently titled just Spider-Man, which is set to be released on July 3rd, 2012, will be in 3D. A press statement released by Sony Pictures stated that the newest of the Spiderman series will be in 3D and will be directed by Days of Summer director Marc Webb and will start production later this year. James Vanderbilt will be writing the script.
Columbia pictures have hired Avi Arad and Marvel Studio’s have asked Laura Ziskin to produce the film. Other details regarding the film are yet to be released.
Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures said, “Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience and we are thrilled that the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spiderman is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marc’s fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.”
Who will be the Man? That’s yet to be known. It will not be Tobey Maguire, that’s for sure. The star cast is yet to be decided. There are rumours going around that Robert Pattinson may play Peter Parker in Spiderman 4.
The new film has not been titled yet, but is known as Spider-Man. The Spider-Man film series are based on the fictional Marvel Comics character. The rights to make a film were bought in 1985. Sam Raimi directed the first three films with Tobey Maguire as Spider Man and Kirsten Dunst as his lady love. Spider Man battled the villains Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, New Goblin, Sandman and Venom.
All the three were included in the top 20 domestic grossers as well as top 25 highest-grossing worldwide films. Produced on a total budget of US$597 million, the three films collected around $2.5 billion worldwide.
Spiderman is not the only franchise to go the 3D way. The tremendous success of Avatar has given 3D a big boost.
The final two Harry Potter movie will also be released in 3D.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 3D movie will be released on November 19, 2010, while the Part II of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows will be released on July 15, 2011.
Reports say that the next James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, will also be released in 3D.