The New York Post had some details about Spider Man 4, which they got after interviewing producer Todd Black about “The Taking of Pelham 123″. He mentioned that Kirsten Dunst isn’t being replaced in the new movie and that there are not plans to feature the big wedding of Peter and MJ in the new movie. He also mentioned that, contrary to online rumor, Morbius the Vampire is not going to be featured in the movie. Morbius first showed up in the Animated Series where he was Michael Morbius, one of Peter’s college science rivals who injects himself with infected Spider Man blood he stole to further some of his research. He becomes a vampire of sorts during the night and needs to consume people’s plasma to survive. He showed up a few more times, even getting hunted by Blade at one point. Sam Raimi mentioned he liked the character at one point but looks like he’s remaining on the small screen for now.
In other Spidey news, Black mentioned that: “We’re just coming up with who the villain’s going to be now. We’ll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it’ll be a big part of New York.” The Internets have already started speculating and the big forerunners right now are The Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter and The Lizard as possible supsects. The Kingpin was actually featured in the dreadful Daredevil and was played by Michael Clarke Duncan. Kraven the Hunter could make an interesting villain but he doesn’t really have any big New York vibe about him. Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard has already shown up in the Spidey movies as Peter’s college professor so that is probably a good guess as well. I can think of a couple big villains that haven’t shown up yet like Hobgoblin, The Vulture, Carnage, Electro, Mysterio, Scorpion, Rhino and Shocker. I also think the villain being the Sinister Six would be an awesome choice but seeing how they juggled three villain is Spidey 3 I wouldn’t be to optimistic about that. Hopefully with Sam Raimi cleansing his pallete with “Drag Me to Hell” he can get Spider Man back on track. Who do you think would be a good villain for Spider Man 4? Let us know in the comments.