Think of all the great combinations in life -- peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, cookies and milk -- and the pairing of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi should rank very high on that list. Campbell, a self-parodying B-movie sensation, is an ever-present staple in Sam Raimi's repertoire, whether as the heroic lead in "Army of Darkness" or as a clever cameo in the "Spider-Man" movie franchise. If Raimi has his way — and it's a good bet that he will — there's a strong chance that Campbell will return to match wits with Peter Parker for a fourth time.
"I would love to have Bruce in 'Spider-Man 4,'" Raimi told MTV News. "I haven't talked to him about it yet, but he's such a source of humor for me. I love working with the guy. He's a great and really dedicated actor, as much as we kid each other all the time. I haven't spoken to him yet, but I hope that he would [be in the film]."
Campbell has appeared in all three of the "Spider-Man" movies to date. In the original film, the actor portrayed the wrestling announcer that anointed Peter Parker with his superhero name. He provided a more villainous role in "Spider-Man 2" when he prevented Parker from seeing Mary Jane Watson's play, thereby damaging their already awkward romance. Campbell atoned for his sins in "Spider-Man 3" by assisting Peter's marriage proposal to the fiery-haired MJ.
Having already played both antagonist and matchmaker to Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, where can Campbell go in a fourth film?
"I don't know what [his role] would be yet," Raimi admitted. Until then, we can only hope that the actor (and his chin) will play an important role in "Spider-Man 4."
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