Raimi is stumping for Spidey to battle the Vulture, while the studio is pushing for a villainness named Black Cat, which would open up the possibility of a Good vs. Evil romance, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Oh, what an epic mess this whole villain thing has become. One of the major knocks against No. 3 was that it was lousy with bad guys, even Raimi conceded as much.
"I think having so many villains detracted from the experience. I would agree with the criticism," he said this past fall.
Work was supposed to begin on "4" this spring, which now seems impossible.
Yes, each Spider-Man movie has made less money than its predecessor, but the last one made more than $330 million -- here's guessing this gets worked out.