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Sony’s Avi Arad wants Sam Raimi to make an animated Spider-man movie

March 21st, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, we’re all still riding on the high of Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse and Venom last summer and we’re wondering what Sony’s plans are for the next few years and it looks like Sony is hoping to draw on a few old fan favourites.

Marvel movie producer Avi Arad wants to bring Evil Dead creator and director Sam Raimi back to the franchise  – Raimi directed the three Toby Maguire Spider-man movies.

“I would love to see what kind of animated Spider-Man movie we’d get from Sam Raimi so if he sees this, ‘Call me Sam!’”

While we love Raimi’s first two Spidey movies, the third one was a train wreck and it was because of the studio – and Arad – who insisted on adding Venom into the mix, a character that Raimi himself had no desire or intention of ever having in his movies.

And the studio interference is evident all over the movie with the urgent and clumsy universe building going on and elements that clearly are not of Raimi’s creating.

Wether Raimi would even want to come back to the fanchise is anyone’s guess… did he even leave under good circumstances, given the third movie?

Who knows? But, I for one, would love to see Raimi delve into the Spider-verse.

Would you? Let us know…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….