Tobey Maguire Says 'Spider-Man 4' Delays Are Part Of 'The Process'

Spider-ManWhile the villains of "Spider-Man 4" have yet to be determined, there's no shortage of adversaries in the way of Peter Parker's big screen return, including a production delay due to script troubles and the new competitive release date for "Thor." Luckily, Parker still has one friendly neighbor he can rely on — none other than Tobey Maguire.

Maguire recently participated in a webcam chat with The Envelope (transcribed by Superhero Hype), during which the "Spider-Man" actor downplayed the mounting reports about the film's delay.

"Like anything, it's a process," said Maguire. "We're just in the midst of the process. We have a lot of great stuff in terms of story and script. We're just trying to dial it in and get it ready as quickly as possible. Of course, these movies are a very big undertaking and take a lot more time than a drama or something more straightforward."

Maguire's comments are a marked departure from recent buzz that story conflicts have interrupted the film's production. But the actor insists that there are great ideas coming from the "Spider-Man" creative team, including himself.

"Not only do I have specific ideas, but the ideas are evolving on the page," he said. "It's all happening right now. It's all sort of coming together. It's very exciting to me. I think the evolution of the character is really exciting, to be rooted in the history of what we've done already and to have a continuity, yet have a progression or evolution."

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