It was announced earlier today that Marvel and Director Spike Lee have cast Will Smith as Spider-Man in the next installment of the venerable series entitled “Spider-Man: Return to Innocence.” The movie also star Dakota Fanning as Parker’s love interest, John Stamos, Macaulay Culkin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as new villain “Dirty Mike”.
In further Return to Innocence news it has been learned Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone, has been tapped to write the screenplay. When asked about the rumor, Stallone replied, “No comment” but was overheard at a Taco Bell telling a clerk the inside story. Marvel and director Spike Lee want Stallone to bring the Rocky magic to Return to Innocence, with the iconic web crawler cast in the under dog roll to Johnson. Stallone said, “They want a “Rocky I” or “Rocky II” kind of vibe for the new Spider-Man movie, but have asked in no way that I give the script a “Rocky IV” or “Rocky IV” kind of treatment but would settle for it being like “Rocky III.”
Stallone went on to say he planned to make Fanning’s character an under cover Russian spy who is a member of SPECTRE, leaving the door open for a Spider-Man / James Bond crossover, with Stallone himself taking over for Daniel Craig when he decides to give up his Walther PPK.