Sam Raimi Sorta Confirms Bruce Campbell’s Meaty Role in Spidey 4

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Bruce Campbell has previously said that he’s due for a “meaty” role in Sam Raimi’s upcoming “Spider-Man 4″, but he wouldn’t say what that meaty role is. Some have speculated that the role could be that of a villain, but certainly not another one-and-done cameo as in the previous three Spidey movies. When asked about Campbell’s statements, director Sam Raimi seems to have confirmed it. Seems, anyway.

As you may or may not know, Raimi and Campbell go way back, which is why Campbell appears in all three “Spider-Man” movies in small, but clever (and some would say, awesome) cameos. They go so far back, in fact, that Raimi loves to torture his bud in their movies together. So when Raimi says that sure, Campbell will have a “meaty” role in the fourth movie, it could mean anything from, “Yes, Bruce Campbell will be a villain, or some other major character” to “I’m gonna put Campbell into a ‘meat’ suit and have him stand outside a diner giving out coupons.” Actually, going the latter route would be kinda cool.

“Spider-Man 4″ isn’t due out until 2011, with Gary Ross still writing the script and Raimi sending in notes. Apparently they have yet to decide on a villain for the movie, which seems like a big ass lie. Ross has been writing the script for a while now, and Raimi have been giving him notes, and they haven’t chosen a villain yet? Yeah, right, Sam Raimi, I believe ya, buddy.

The only sure bets about “Spider-Man 4″ is that Tobey Maguire will be back as Peter Parker and Kirsten Dunst will return as Mary Jane. Apparently they’re dumping the Gwen Stacy subplot (bye bye, Bryce Dallas Howard, it was fun while it lasted) and going “back to basics”, as Raimi has said in recent interviews. Hopefully that doesn’t mean more moping about by MJ while Spidey goes to fight crime. Put the girl in a soap already.

Oooh, meaty role. I wonder what Sam has planned? So excited!

Oooh, meaty role. I wonder what Sam has planned? So excited!

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I say it’d be awesome for him to play Mysterio. He’d be so great in the role.

  • Dedpool

    I say it’d be awesome for him to play Mysterio. He’d be so great in the role.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    was that him!?

    Damn I couldn’t even tell! I don’t even remember him in Spiderman 3 or 1.

    And the word “meat”, can only be used as reference to women’s meat:P

    • Jake

      Women’s meat as if you would know what would be. You are just spouting off words. Seems like you never graduated from high school so you would rather pounce on your chest and “act” big and strong. There you go!. I hope that made you life less miserable.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    was that him!?

    Damn I couldn’t even tell! I don’t even remember him in Spiderman 3 or 1.

    And the word “meat”, can only be used as reference to women’s meat:P

    • Jake

      Women’s meat as if you would know what would be. You are just spouting off words. Seems like you never graduated from high school so you would rather pounce on your chest and “act” big and strong. There you go!. I hope that made you life less miserable.

  • Matt

    His role in Spiderman 3 as the french waiter was by far the best part of the whole movie and his best cameo out of the three! Good stuff.

  • Matt

    His role in Spiderman 3 as the french waiter was by far the best part of the whole movie and his best cameo out of the three! Good stuff.

  • Dummywood

    Hmm… Sir Bruce as Mysterio. Not a bad idea. But what about putting him as Shocker? He actually has a similar look.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      He wouldn’t be bad as Shocker, but then he’d be a throw away villain. Someone to beat up early in the film perhaps.

      • ulik

        Mysterio would be cool but being that Bruce keeps disguising himself, the best option to me would be “The Chameleon”. It looks as though this movie may be with The Lizard, and possibly Kraven, if so then the obvious connection there would be The Chameleon then he’d Really start disguising himself. I’d like to see him as a “behind the scenes” villain, not actually fighting Spiderman but just in there to throw him off. Like Dedpool said,The Shocker and Rhino are just filler, throw away villains which would be great to show Spidey’s cocky,taunting,cheesy comical side which is what he is seriously lacking. Dedpool Contact: nyjelfiel@yahoo.com

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

          Thank you for getting what I meant. I think that’s exactly what Spidey needs in a movie now is to show off the funny , fun side. And you’re idea about the Chameleon is perfect, as is the Kraven connection and having the Lizard in it. Gerard Butler for Kraven!!!

  • Dummywood

    Hmm… Sir Bruce as Mysterio. Not a bad idea. But what about putting him as Shocker? He actually has a similar look.

    • Dedpool

      He wouldn’t be bad as Shocker, but then he’d be a throw away villain. Someone to beat up early in the film perhaps.

      • ulik

        Mysterio would be cool but being that Bruce keeps disguising himself, the best option to me would be “The Chameleon”. It looks as though this movie may be with The Lizard, and possibly Kraven, if so then the obvious connection there would be The Chameleon then he’d Really start disguising himself. I’d like to see him as a “behind the scenes” villain, not actually fighting Spiderman but just in there to throw him off. Like Dedpool said,The Shocker and Rhino are just filler, throw away villains which would be great to show Spidey’s cocky,taunting,cheesy comical side which is what he is seriously lacking. Dedpool Contact: nyjelfiel@yahoo.com

        • Dedpool

          Thank you for getting what I meant. I think that’s exactly what Spidey needs in a movie now is to show off the funny , fun side. And you’re idea about the Chameleon is perfect, as is the Kraven connection and having the Lizard in it. Gerard Butler for Kraven!!!

  • hammertyme

    I don’t know how small his cameos actually are, seeing as how it was his character who actually named parker as “The Amazing Spider-Man” as opposed to his all too cute moniker “The Human Spider” in his debut fight against “Macho Man” Bone-Saw McGraw Randy Savage

  • hammertyme

    I don’t know how small his cameos actually are, seeing as how it was his character who actually named parker as “The Amazing Spider-Man” as opposed to his all too cute moniker “The Human Spider” in his debut fight against “Macho Man” Bone-Saw McGraw Randy Savage