Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Writing 'Spider-Man', Probably Thinks He's Better Than Us

October 31, 2008

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is in final negotiations to write Spider-Man 4. This will be the Spider-Man for the literati! From THR:

Lindsay-Abaire, who won a Pulitzer in 2007 for his drama "Rabbit Hole," is in final negotiations to write "Spider-Man 4" for Columbia.

Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star, respectively, as are series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad. Kirsten Dunst also is expected to return for the latest movie featuring the Marvel Comics character.

Lindsay-Abaire has said in interviews that his plays tend to be "peopled with outsiders in search of clarity," which would put his work on sympathetic terms with Peter Parker, who in his classic incarnation is the perpetual outsider.

A Pulitzer prize-winner writing a Spider-Man is nothing new, but a playwright this time? Yikes! Is this Spider-Man or Death of Spider-Man?! Is this Spider-Man or Spider-Madame Butterfly?! Spider-Man or Streetcar Named Desire, Which is Being Suspended by Webs of Spider-Man?! Spider-Man or Shrek the Musical...-Man????

Nah, this should fine. Almost anything would improve on the last sequel. Though I am slightly concerned that Lindsay-Abaire wrote Inkheart, which looks terrible (in fairness, everything with Brendan Fraser looks terrible), and Shrek the Musical, which is Shrek the Musical.

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