Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi promises to get back to the basics in the upcoming sequel, Spider-Man 4. According to the Coventrytelegraph, Raimi opened up about the many critical complaints made about the multiple villains in Spider-Man 3 saying they distracted from the experience. So to redeem himself from villain overload, for the next film he plans on taking a different approach.

Raimi’s last film didn’t include superheroes or villains (depending on how you view villains), but Drag Me to Hell taught the director a thing or two about storytelling and he plans on using that knowledge to drive the next Spider-Man.

“I think I’ve learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations, and I’m hoping to take that into a production where I’m actually allowed to explore with more of the tools to pull it off with a little more splendor.”

Will Peter Parker be battling a demon-possessed old lady? Probably not, but Raimi promises something fresh, and we’re holding him to it.

“I hope I don’t lose that edge that I’ve just found. That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to basics.”

Spider-Man 4 doesn’t hit theaters until 2011, but filming starts in March of 2010. That might sound like a long time from now, but I’d rather Raimi take his time and make Spider-Man 4 the best Spider-Man yet.

What do you think of Raimi’s new approach?