In a recent magazine interview Spider-Man director Sam Raimi passed the to Sony for the subpar third installment. Hopefully this means the next Spidey will be free of omelette dances and jazz hands.
Raimi told Empire magazine that it was the studio that took his voice out of the picture:
They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually. But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn't really have creative control, so to speak.
The main sticking point? Including Venom in the third movie, which was largely a studio decision, with Sony hoping to spawn a massive spin-off movie. But as we all saw, that didn't really work out for everyone.
Still, Raimi did allow this to happen, so we have to question your decision-making faculties. Even the production assistant fetching the donuts during this scene must have thought this was a terrible idea:
Raimi has high hopes for the next Spider-Man movie:
"The best way for me to move forward on films," Raimi continued, "is that I've got to be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film."
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