EXCLUSIVE: Sam Raimi Confirms Bruce Campbell Will Have ‘Meaty Role’ In ‘Spider-Man 4′

As we reported last week, much about “Spider-Man 4” is still in flux: Gary Ross is currently hard at work on a draft of the script after getting notes from director Sam Raimi and they claim they’re still figuring out which villain makes the most sense to compliment Peter Parker’s character growth in the picture. What’s more, beyond the return of franchise stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, few decisions about the cast have been made.

All of which makes comments that Raimi’s buddy Bruce Campbell made last month extremely interesting, when he told Access Hollywood he’d have a major role in the new film.

When MTV News had a chance to talk to Raimi, of course we needed to know if Campbell was speaking the truth. After sneaking into cameos in the first three “Spider-Man” flicks, has the “Evil Dead” star really nabbed a major part in the fourth installment?

As soon as I asked Raimi this question, he burst into laughter, as you can hear if you click on the video in this post. “I promised him we would write something because I really love putting him in the pictures,” he then said. “I promised him a good, meaty role.”

So there’s your confirmation that Campbell will indeed have a significant part in “Spider-Man 4.” But might that mean he’ll play a villain—possibly Mysterio—as some web speculation has suggested? As of now, nothing is set in stone.

Of what role the actor will eventually play, Raimi admitted, “I don’t even know what it is yet.”

Is there a character you’d like to see Campbell play in “Spider-Man 4″? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!