The filmmaker explains that he wanted Kraven the Hunter to be a featured villain for the next adventure with Tobey Maguire's version of the hero.
A lot of the reporting after the fallout of Raimi's exit pointed to the Vulture as a bad guy. However, the plans might not have been so simple to predict.
Recently, Fandango asked the director about the idea of uniting with Maguire to revisit the franchise. Fans all over the world are asking for Spider-Man 4 and all Sony would have to do is say yes.