Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are out.
Sony is still fasttracking the movie. They announced a script by James Vanderbilt (Darkness Falls, Zodiac, Basic, The Rundown, and an early draft of Spider-Man 4. IMDB lists him as the writer of 4, 5, AND 6. Hmmmm...) and will focus on Parker's life in high school. Gee, someone loved that Brand New Day bullshit.
Sony is telling us to sit tight for more news about Spidey 4.
I think this is a bluff.
Sony has too much money wrapped up in this, they don't want it to turn into the fiasco that Superman Returns did. My guess is they are trying to shake Raimi and Maguire out of the stalemate and get them to play along.
Get some popcorn, this might be better than any movie they make....