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Sam Raimi: Spider-Man 3 Wasn't My Fault

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In a recent magazine interview Spider-Man director Sam Raimi passed the buck to Sony for the subpar third installment. Hopefully this means the next Spidey will be free of omelette dances and jazz hands.

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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.

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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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FakingThroughLife

Yeah, being forced to include Venom doesn't explain the rest of the movie - such as signing and dancing and emo-Parker. God awful movie when compared to the first two.