The long expected movie, based on the wall clinging superhero will not start shooting in December 2000 as reported earlier, but has been pushed back to January 2001 by Columbia pictures.
As is the case with all movie delays, the company claims that the need for perfection is what is causing the delay. Unfortunately Tobey Maguire remains on the project as the radioactive spider bitten Peter Parker.
This change is more likely to be a strategic change of the release date of the movie from November 2001 to May 3, 2002. The undoubtable success of X-Men may be the reason behind Columbia attempting to bring a near summer release for the movie.