Sam Raimi Confirms Bruce Campbell to Play Big Role in Spider-Man 4

Sam Raimi Confirms Bruce Campbell to Play Big Role in <em>Spider-Man 4</em>

It seems the horror legend Bruce Campbell will play a worthy role in Spider-Man 4.

Actor Bruce Campbell, who appears in all three Spider-Man films, mentioned over a month ago that he would have a significant role in Spider-Man 4, but the part was never confirmed by director Sam Raimi...until now.

When asked by MTV News about Campbell's participation, Raimi laughed and said, "I promised him we would write something because I really love putting him in the pictures. I promised him a good, meaty role."

When asked what role Campbell would play, Raimi said, "I don't even know what it is yet."

Whispers68: I wonder what role they'll have Bruce playing. With the villain not as yet confirmed but if the direction of The Lizard takes place, we already know who has been set up for that where does this leave Campbell?
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thwhtGuardian - 10/19/2009, 11:24 AM
he says bruce is going to have a big role everytime. I'll believe it when I see it.
LEEE777 - 10/19/2009, 11:26 AM
Cool PIC @ REVENGE dude!!!

An yep its so him!!! ; )

skmaster - 10/19/2009, 11:30 AM
You guys cant say it gonna be this or that beacuse there is a collection of spidey villans he can play.
LEEE777 - 10/19/2009, 11:31 AM
akthunder - 10/19/2009, 11:39 AM
I hope he plays Mysterio. Or maybe he could play Chameleon.
Deathlok - 10/19/2009, 11:41 AM
Why is this such a bad idea? Make him Mysterio! It's the perfect funny part for Campbell. A notable villain that Spidey can take down early on in the movie.
GUNSMITH - 10/19/2009, 11:41 AM
ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 11:46 AM
He's perfect for Mysterio, he's got a very sardonic wit about him. I just don't want three villains in a movie again. I'm wondering if the Lizard can hold a whole movie with webhead, see now Kraven and Lizard together makes sense.
KnG - 10/19/2009, 11:49 AM
I hope it is Chamelon just so it all makes sence
JoshWilding - 10/19/2009, 11:56 AM
I think that Raimi is just guessing at this point - by the sound of it he hasnt even had a finished script yet!

A cameo of Mysterio might have been fun but I cant see it happenning! They should just focus on the movies actual main villains otherwise we'll end up with half assed versions like Venom and Harry were in Spider-Man 3!
Runefyst - 10/19/2009, 11:59 AM
That'd be cool if he did play a villain. I don't see the problem with Mysterio. He's no "sillier" looking than the Green Goblin in the first Spidey. I'd welcome Mysterio with open arms. :)
superdog - 10/19/2009, 12:00 PM
he said a "good meaty role" thinking a local butcher or perhaps a hot dog vendor. it is new york after all.
satanors - 10/19/2009, 12:01 PM
Mysterio would be awesome if done right. If done, mysterio should be the only villain in the movie.
satanors - 10/19/2009, 12:03 PM
But i feel bruce is more Scorpio than mysterio.
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:05 PM

Cali - 10/19/2009, 12:06 PM
Well I know everyone is keen on Campbell playing Mysterio but after 3 movies in which he has appeared as a completely different identity in each, the one villain that pops into mind for me is Chameleon. Granted it's always Campbell's face we see but it would be kinda nice to see that these weren't just random cameos and wind them into the storyline. Parker never notices him because each time he meets he has something big on his mind and isn't paying attention. Maybe he's stalking either MJ or peter for some reason? Just my thoughts anyhow
supermarioworldE - 10/19/2009, 12:07 PM
Hopefully he'll be the tutorial narrator again.

"If you want to see spidey's sense of humor, leave the theater now, and buy yourself a comic book"
superdog - 10/19/2009, 12:11 PM
cali@ i like that concept
Runefyst - 10/19/2009, 12:11 PM
So I just brought myself to watch Spider-Man 3 for the first time since seeing it at the cinema.

In all honesty, up until.......just after getting the symbiote, I thought the movie was ok. But I'm going to go through the things I would have done different in regards to the characters.

Harry - Shouldnt've turned good. He should've been the other main villain along with Sandman. Have Harry fabricate a story about Sandman killing Ben to make Spider-Man go after him. Then offer Sandman the money he needs to help his daughter AND offer to help destroy Spider-Man. And his suit/glider should've looked similar to Norman's

Sandman - He should've had move screen time. Should have been able to develop his story a little more because he was the best part about this movie. As for him being Ben's killer, he shouldnt've been, BUT have Peter think he was due to Harry fabricating the story about him killing Pete's uncle.

Gwen Stacy - Since Mary Jane is already a main part of the story line, I don't think I would've had her in the movie. If you want another interest, why not introduce Felicia Hardy?

Mary Jane - I thought her story was fine except make her a model/actress, not a singer.

Symbiote/Venom - This was the big let down of the movie as everyone knows.

First of all, just how they introduced the symbiote could've taken more screen time. I know they can't do the Secret Wars, but why not use the story from the 90's cartoon? A mission to the moon with John Jameson (he's already been introduced after all) where they find this myseterious substance. They're bringing it back to earth when the symbiote breaks out & causes them to crash land near NYC. So Spidey gets on the scene, saves the astronauts and in the process, gets the symbiote on his suit. This would've made for a sweet opening action scene.

Of course throughout the movie, the suit would give Peter the aggressive personallity that pushes MJ away and makes him wanna get revenge on Sandman, just like this movie did. (Minus the emo look & the dancing)

Meanwhile have Eddie Brock (NOT played by Topher Grace) publish a story on Flint being the real killer in the Ben Parker case. Also have him do a story on how Spider-Man sabotaged the shuttle landing. That way he has a career that Spidey can ruin by getting the truth out.

Then have the final battle between Black-suit Spidey & Green Goblin II & Sandman. Spidey would win out & come close to killing Harry due to the aggressive nature of the suit. Have Sandman see the wrong he is doing and get away. And have Harry put in a mental institution.

Then have the church scene to end the movie. That way you'd have Venom AND a good possibility for Black Cat in Spidey 4.

Oh and put an effect on Venom's voice so it sounds like 2 voices & have him call himself "We"

So yeah, that's my 2 cents on it. More changes than I thought I would've made, but I think that would've made for an excellent Spidey 3.

Haha, sorry for the long post! And for me, seeing Mysterio or Chameleon would be awesome!
dellamorte1872 - 10/19/2009, 12:13 PM
i agree with that rational! "a meaty role" LOL it has to be a hotdog vendor! we have even seen PETER EAT THE STREET VENFOR NEW YORK HOT DOGS....i guarantee you thats what it is, and he'll be the first to see THE LIZARD in a storm drain or something idk.......dont get excited dudes he wont be playing MYSTERIO OR CHAMALEON LOL
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:15 PM
It's okay, Rune. In all honesty, I thought the movie was pretty good but suffered from having Venom shoehorned in.

Plus, the whole Harry dying thing was the other problem I had. Now who's going to kill Gwen?

But yeah, if the movie had been done like that or at least the venom deal of it, the movie wouldn't get NEARLY as much flack as it did.
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:16 PM
Actually dellamorte, Peter eats a street dog in Spider-Man 2 while "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" plays.
Runefyst - 10/19/2009, 12:18 PM
@ MovieTheaterLad

haha, I loved that scene. Spidey 2 was just an awesome movie. :)
dellamorte1872 - 10/19/2009, 12:19 PM
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:26 PM
@teabag, Oh I know he didn't kill Gwen... BUT SOMEONE HAS TO, RIGHT?!?! I mean, I wouldn't have minded if they made Harry kill her so long as it was one of the Goblins, but now? C'mon! Oh well. I guess when they finally get around to introducing Carnage, they can have her get killed by him like in Ult. Spidey.
ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 12:27 PM
They can't go wrong if they use the subplot from the Spiderman 3 video game with Kraven hunting the Lizard which brings webhead to face them both.
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:28 PM
Also, John Cena as The Rhino.


I know he's a bad actor and more of a meathead if anything, but I think that's what would make him a perfect candidate.

Plus, it might give us an excuse to have Bonesaw in the movie again.
ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 12:34 PM
P.S- Why is it that some video games have better written stories then the damn movies? Arkham Asylum, Web of Shadows, Wolverine, X-Men Legends 2, Force Unleashed, just to name a few. Maybe the games should start influencing the movies instead of the other way around.
ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 12:35 PM
teabag- Ohhhh Yeahhh dig it!
MovieTheaterLad - 10/19/2009, 12:42 PM
@teabag, eeehhh forget the russian accent.

Make him like this and will be fine:

ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 12:42 PM
teabag- Man do I miss those days!
slimybug - 10/19/2009, 12:45 PM
A "good meaty role." does not mean anything more than a good meaty cameo.

Especially since he says he doesn't know what it is yet.
BmanHall - 10/19/2009, 12:54 PM
When doesn't Bruce Campbell play a big roll? =|
Christuffer - 10/19/2009, 12:59 PM
Bruce for Chameleon
superdog - 10/19/2009, 1:07 PM
he'll be eaten by the lizard. good meaty bruce roll for dinner.
InSpace - 10/19/2009, 1:23 PM
Bruce Should be Mysterio and o'l Fishbowl should be like the Spectacular Spidey version,where he's corny.Just think a little Basil Karlo with original Mysterio.

Chameleon is a little too seious (Have you seen the Chameleon in recent comics )So Bruce cant possibly play him .

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CorndogBurglar - 10/19/2009, 1:27 PM
c'mon!!! its gotta be mysterio!!!!!!! they could make his powers look so cool in a live action movie!
LEEE777 - 10/19/2009, 1:39 PM
Lets hope not @ CYKE!!

GERALD BUTLER is perfect for KRAVEN! ; D

MYSTERIO all the way!!!!
ASSASSIN666 - 10/19/2009, 1:47 PM
Luffy- Goddamn you and your f**king videos assf**k!
JoshWilding - 10/19/2009, 1:59 PM
God Luffy - no one wants to look at those [frick]ing videos you keep posting!!!

Raimi seems to get more and more vague with each interview! Either he knows nothing and is buying time or he just cant be arsed to talk about it. Either way, I want some real info ASAP!
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