Despite reports of disagreement between him and Sony producer Sam Raimi WoTLK Gold gave the upcoming project his approval. "Working with the Spider-Man films was an experience that I will never forget," he said in an announcement. "While we were excited to do the fourth film together The Studio and Marvel have an opportunity to steer the franchise in a fresh direction. I'm sure they'll be able to do an outstanding job."
In addition to causing anxiety for the comic book fan diaspora The Spider-Man 4 cancellation has a immediate, two-fold impact on the gaming industry. The first is that it could end any game created as a tie-in game to the film Activision who holds its Spider-Man license. Although the company hasn't replied to inquiries about the possibility of a movie-related project However, its executives have indicated that games featuring the iconic webslinger is scheduled for in the coming year. The final Spider-Man game of 2008's highly-rated Spider-Man: Web of Shadows was based solely upon The Marvel comic book series and not a adaptation to film. But, Activision did publish games that were based on the three Spider-Man films for a range of platforms.
Another benefit from the demise from Spider-Man 4 is that it allows Sam Raimi to work on the next film that will be that will be set within the World of Warcraft universe. In July of last year Raimi was The Evil Dead director signed on to direct the project that is directed by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) and is being developed through Legendary Pictures (300, The Dark Knight) for the film production studio Warner Bros.
World of Warcraft developer-publisher Blizzard Tainment, which is a division of Activision Blizzard, is helping with the production of the film. Its vice president for creativity development WoTLK Classic Gold Chris Metzen, is involved as a co-producer. Unfortunately, Blizzard reps are currently not providing updates regarding what's happening with the World of Warcraft film's status.