Captain Craig wrote:
Further, Sony asked Sam back, with Toby
--that's where the whole Vultress debacle came about. They were planning a Spidey 4 and Sony started meddling again
, creative differences and here we are now.
Tobey Maguire is laughing all the way to the bank. According to the TimesOnline his agent has negotiated a massive payday for Spiderman 4 and 5 in the form of $50million plus profit sharing. Can you say Cha-Ching? You will recall that Sam Raimi and Tobey are both slated to make their return to Spidey and the reported plan is that they will be shot back to back.
Sony should have done a better job negotiating with the actors so the Spiderman budgets wouldn't get so huge. Still you can't blame Tobey for trying to make as much money as possible.
If rumors are true Garfield was paid 500,000 for Amazing Spider Man, will be paid one million for ASM2 and two million for ASM3. Sony has learned how to cheap out with their actors.
Still doesn't explain how the budget for ASM ended up massive at 230 million even with an entirely new cast for the reboot. ASM cost more to make than The Avengers!