While the future of Spider-Man 4 is up in the air, Tobey Maguire assures us that everything is going according to plan. Just yesterday, we received news that Paramount was shifting Thors release date to May 6, 2011, the same day Spidey is set to hit theaters. The date could change, but the idea that Spider-Man 4 is going to be a complete and utter mess remains the same.

According to the Associated Press, Maguire said the film’s preproduction snags aren’t dampening his mood, but the more reassurance we get that Spider-Man 4 is doing okay, the more it seems like it isn’t.

“Like anything, it’s a process. We’re just in the midst of the process. We have a lot of great stuff in terms of story and script. We’re just trying to dial it in and get it ready as quickly as possible. Of course, these movies are a very big undertaking and take a lot more time than a drama or something more straightforward,” said Maguire on Thursday.

He says the film is developing right now, and he’s excited about the future of Peter Parker’s story.

“Not only do I have specific ideas, but the ideas are evolving on the page. It’s all happening right now. It’s all sort of coming together. It’s very exciting to me. I think the evolution of the character is really exciting, to be rooted in the history of what we’ve done already and to have a continuity, yet have a progression or evolution,” he said.

If only Spider-Man 3 had been as amazing as the first two, then maybe Sam Raimi and Sony wouldn’t be having this kind of problem. The franchise could have ended with a bang, but instead they have to try and clean up the mess they made.

Should we trust Maguire? Do you think Spider-Man 4 is going according to plan?