Sam Raimi Talks ‘Spider-Man 4′

Heads-up, Spidey fans; director Sam Raimi has some changes in store for the upcoming sequel Spider-Man 4.

Raimi tells MTV that he’s been in talks with franchise star Tobey Maquire about the evolution of Spider-Man and his alter-ego, Peter Parker.

Raimi reveals,

“I’ve been talking with Tobey about where his character might grow to in this installment. [Parker] started as a little bit of a selfish, naive and insecure high school kid,” the director continued. “He learned some lessons from his uncle and a little bit about the meaning of responsibility. In the second picture, [he] wrestled with his personal fulfillment versus that responsibility and, in the third film, I think it was a little bit about his growing hubris, his pride swallowed up and the darkness that came out of that and the grief that it caused for his best friend and his girlfriend and himself.”

So how will all this work to change Peter Parker for this next film, which is being eyed for a spring 2011 release date?

Raimi continues,

“I think it’s about putting his head down and moving forward with the knowledge that he has this responsibility. And it’s about the growth of that understanding, that it encompasses more than just his sense of duty toward others but he also has a sense of responsibility as a human being toward the ones he loves.”

A more mature Spider-Man? Will audiences buy it?

Let us know in the comments section: Are you excited for Spider-Man 4, or do you think the franchise has run out of steam?