In a stunning turn of recent events, Spider-Man 4 went from being delayed due to a re-write of the script to changing direction of the franchise by not including director Sam Raimi (who has directed all three Spider-Man movies) and Tobey Maguire. Eonline.com reports the next Spider-Man movie will return to Peter Parker’s teen-age roots. This was also reported today in superherohype’s blog and in the Coventry Telegraph.
Is it just coincidence that this happened just days after Disney officially acquired Marvel? Did they have anything to do with this decision?