While Sony and Marvel would love to continue the Spider-Man franchise past this May's third installment, there's a good chance they'll be doing so without Spidey himself, Tobey Maguire. We already know Kirsten Dunst probably won't return, James Franco recently threw in his own thoughts on a fourth film and Marvel exec Kevin Feige told MTV that "there will be many more Spider-Man films to come" -- but the big question remains: Are additional sequels worth it if the trilogy's main stars don't return? Would it really be a Spider-Man film without Sam Raimi or Tobey Maguire?
When presented with these questions, Maguire told Starpulse News that, unless a miracle occurs, he's done slinging webs for now. Says Maguire, "This might be a good place to stop -- I am not tied contractually to any more Spider-Man movies. I am not completely closed to the idea of another one if it made sense but I would say the odds were in favor of this being the last one". But what exactly does that mean -- "if it made sense?" If what made sense? The stories are there, the fans are certainly there -- could Maguire be alluding to, dare I say it, the money? If so, then I imagine whatever new contract is drawn up would have to, not only provide him with a gigantic paycheck, but also be for only one film. There's no way this dude is committing himself to another three, and he's probably going to see where his co-stars and director stand before any final decisions are made.
Would you support a Spider-Man 4 if the original cast doesn't return?
[via Dark Horizons]