Director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have signed contracts for Spider-Man 4, which the studio is planning on releasing May 2011.

As for the villain, we might finally see “The Lizard,” who’s alter ego Dr. Curt Connors has appeared in the movies since day 1, but the report did not confirm this speculation.


“I’m in,” said the actress matter of factly. However, when pressed to make the announcement official, Dunst quickly changed her tone, and rather cryptically added, “I’m not saying anything, I know there’s rumors…”

Dunst has a history of spilling Spidey spoilers. It was she who confirmed rumors that Sandman and Venom were the villains of Spider-Man 3.

Some have wished that the movie storyline would dump Mary Jane Watson in favor of Gwen Stacy–introduced in the last film. Gwen Stacy was played by Bryce Dallas Howard. No word yet if she will also be returning to play her character in Spidey 4 and 5.