I discovered this little tid-bit on IGN.com:
“UK, April 22, 2009 – Sam Raimi has been talking about Spider-Man 4 to Sci-FI Wire, and said he wants to take the character of Peter Parker in a new direction. Kirsten Dunst – who is still not signed on to reprise her role as Mary Jane. ‘I’m hoping that she is going to come aboard… I think she would like to. But I don’t want to speak on behalf of her.’”
He said: ‘I hope that we just [look] ever deeper into the truth of who Peter Parker really is – as a human being and a unique character, and that we celebrate that, which is a lot of the reason I want to make this next picture.’
Raimi continued: ‘I still believe I have an understanding of Peter Parker as the character that I have not quite put onto the screen yet.’
The director also revealed he has a meeting coming up with
What’s this new direction? Will Kirsten return? Does Raimi truly understand the character? I guess we’ll all find out in 2011! Ex animo: Spider-Girl!