SPIDER-MAN 4 Still Haunts Sam Raimi But He’s A Huge Fan Of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME’s Mid-Credits SceneSPIDER-MAN 4 Still Haunts Sam Raimi But He’s A Huge Fan Of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME’s Mid-Credits Scene

Spider-Man 4 was supposed to be released in 2011 and would have pitted Tobey Maguire’s wall-crawler against The Vulture…and The Vulturess. The project fell apart for a number of reasons and Sony Pictures instead rebooted the franchise with Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker. 

Now, though, director Sam Raimi has expressed his regrets that the project never came to fruition. “I think about it all the time,” he admitted while promoting Crawl. “It’s hard not to, because each summer another Spider-Man film comes out! So when you have an unborn one, you can’t help but think what might have been. But I try to focus on what will be, and not look into the past.”

In a separate interview, Raimi was asked how he feels about J.K. Simmons reprising the role of J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home and revealed that the actor actually called him to get his blessing. The filmmaker also admits that while he hasn’t seen it, he’s thrilled that moviegoers have got a kick out of seeing Simmons as the character again.



It is a shame that Spider-Man 4 never happened but here’s hoping Raimi gets another crack at the superhero genre somewhere down the line as it would be great seeing what he brings to the table.

Check out our interview with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts below:


Hit the “View List” button for some Spider-Man: Far From Home VFX stills!



Molten Man looks awesome in the movie, and while the Elemental is far more monstrous than his human comic book counterpart, his inclusion results in one heck of an action sequence. 
 

The Hydro-Man sequence in Far From Home was a highlight, and it was definitely impressive seeing him attack somwhere like Venice and hard not to wince as it destroyed the ancient city.
 

This isn’t Sandman, but it’s easy enough to see why some fans thought it might be when the trailer was released. With any luck, we will get to see another version of that villain down the line. 
 

This massive Elemental attacks London at the end of the movie and is a truly terrifying threat…of course, we quickly learn that it’s been brought to life courtesy of Mysterio’s “illusion” powers.
 


 

Considering the fact that the original Spider-Man movies and even The Amazing Spider-Man reboot used practical costumes, it’s crazy to see what a difference VFX makes to the suit in the MCU.
 


 

Mysterio isn’t really from the Multiverse but he does a great job of convincing us and Peter that he is. Here, we see what he claims to be the portal that both he and the Elementals travelled through.
 


 

When you’re watching a movie like this, it’s easy to forget just how many visual effects are included to enhance what we’re seeing on screen and this is obviously a perfect example of that. 
 


 

Mysterio claimed that the Elementals were his planet’s version of mythical legends and it was definitely a convincing story (but probably still not enough to convince comic fans he’s a hero).
 


 

In this shot, Peter learns that Mysterio’s world was destroyed by the fire Elemental and it’s certainly a pretty devastating backstory, and no great surprise that the wall-crawler bought into it. 
 


 

It’s crazy to think that this fairly simply scene was mostly made up of VFX. Neither the hotel room nor Fury’s gun were entirely real, but you would never have guessed that while watching the film.
 


 

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, VFX was used to swap out Jake Gyllenhaal in his street clothes for him in costume as Mysterio; perhaps a creative change was made to the scene?
 


 

Not a huge amount of Spider-Man: Far From Home was actually shot on location and filming primarily took place in London’s Leavesdon Studios, hence why there’s so much green screen.
 


 

Only a minor change has been made here and that’s to Peter’s E.D.I.T.H. glasses. It’s a neat touch, and makes them look all the more impressive while on screen as he utilises the technology. 

Many thanks to Rising Sun Pictures for the images used throughout this post.