Sam Raimi Promises 'Spider-Man 4' Will 'Get Back To Basics'

Spider-Man 4Apparently, Sam Raimi sides with fans who argue that “Spider-Man 3” was weakened by having too many villains.

According to the Coventry Telegraph, Raimi told the print edition of DVD & Blu-ray Review, “I think having so many villains detracted from the experience. I would agree with the criticism."

Raimi also revealed that his experience making the horror film “Drag Me To Hell," which hit shelves this week, will also have a positive impact on the next “Spider-Man” film.

"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.”

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

Earlier this week, Raimi spoke with MTV News about a recent poll in which the Lizard was named the top choice as the villain for “Spider-Man 4.”

“"I love the Lizard," said Raimi. "There's a great story there in the Marvel comic books about Dr. Connors.”

Raimi also reiterated to MTV News his commitment to the “Spider-Man” films, but stopped short of committing to the intended fifth and sixth installments.

"Every time I make one of the 'Spider-Man' movies, I have to ask myself, is the character still intriguing to me? Do I love the character? Am I dying to tell the next story of Peter Parker and Spider-Man? And so far the answer has been yes."

Do you agree with Raimi that “Spider-Man 3” had too many villains? Are you excited by a back to basics approach for “Spider-Man 4”? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!