The web-slinging’s not over for Tobey Maguire, who, along with director Sam Raimi, is nearing a deal for two more Spider-Man movies, says the Hollywood Reporter. The first three films make up Sony’s highest-grossing movie franchise, having scored $2.5 billion internationally. The studio is considering back-to-back production of the sequels, beginning next fall, with a tentative release of Spider-Man 4 in May 2011.
It remains to be seen whether Kirsten Dunst will return as Mary Jane Watson, but as for speculation that Sony was considering replacing Maguire: “the studio never considered any other actor. Tobey was our only choice and the only person we've discussed the role with," said a Sony rep.