Sam Raimi Unsure If He Will Return For 'Spider-Man IV', Rotten Tomatoes Speculates Another 'Evil Dead' For Sam Instead
Sam Raimi has told Premiere Magazine that he is unsure if he will be at the helm for further sequels that Sony will undoubtedly be making in the Spider-Man franchise and said the following:
"I have to make sure that when I'm done with this picture I'm really still fascinated with the character. At the this moment I'm fascinated with him. Whether or not I will be in six month when the movie's done I couldn't say. And I absolutely would not have anything to do with the picture unless I was hungry to tell the story"
Raimi also goes onto mention that it is unlikely that Topher Grace and Thomas Hayden Church will sign on for a fourth movie (we still don't know the outcome of their fate in Spider-Man 3 though). So might Mysterio and potentially Bruce Campbell step up as the super-villain for Spider-Man 4? Lets hope so.
Now as for the question of another Evil Dead. When Rotten Tomatoes was reporting on the future of Sam Raimi in one of their articles yesterday, they said the following:
"However, Raimi is careful to say he isn't a sure thing to return in future sequels. After all, the man does have eight producing projects on the horizon, including vampire graphic novel adaptation "30 Days of Night," holy war graphic novel adaptation "Priest," and another "Evil Dead!""
Now, I'm not sure if Rotten Tomatoes was mistaking "another Evil Dead" for The Evil Dead Remake or they actually meant a fourth movie starring Bruce Campbell. You be the judge.
You can read the full source of the Premiere Magazine quotes here and you can read Rotten Tomatoes commentary with the Evil Dead comment here. Just watch out for the Dark Horizons page where the Premiere Magazine quotes are, there are minor spoilers in regards to Venom and Gwen Stacey.