Rumors have invaded the intertubes that Sony Pictures are closely signing Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi to take on Spider-Man 4.
Maguire and Raimi have been the duo for the past three Spider flicks--all of which received mixed reviews from the first film being good, transitioning to a stellar sequel, and turning into a down-right awkward third film. According to reports, the film's script written by Zodiac scribe Jamie Vanderbilt will stay true to Spidey's comical nature by avoiding the "dark" tone from the third film, and the influence of Warner's blockbuster hit, The Dark Knight.
As for Peter Parker's next foe, speculations are leaning towards Dr. Curt Connors's "Jekyl and Hyde" character with The Lizard. Connors have already made appearances in the past Spider-Man movies, as played by actor Dylan Baker. In other movie news from the Spidey universe, his arch-nemesis, Venom, will be getting a movie spin-off.