Danny Elfman slams Raimi

The veteran composer explains why he won’t be working with the Spider-Man director again

Oscar-nominated movie composer Danny Elfman has told the world why he won’t be working on any new material for the webslinger’s next outing. “I'm not working on Spider-Man 3. I'm out of that,” Tim Burton’s favourite knob-twiddler revealed. “I won't miss not doing it. Spider-Man 2 was a miserable experience. It's like my connection with Sam got completely severed. As far as I'm concerned, he went to sleep, somebody put a pod next to him and when he awoke, he wasn't the same person I'd known for a decade.”

Oh, he’s not done yet…

"He went from right there number two on my list of favourite directors to the exact opposite of what I look for in a film experience. Everything I could do on Spider-Man 1, I couldn't do on Spider-Man 2. He got so intensely attached to the music that I couldn't even adapt my own music close enough.”

… and there’s more…

“It's the first time I've ever walked from a director in 20 years,” Elfman continued. “I'd rather go back to waiting tables than to do Spider-Man 2 again, to have to have the same experience.”

Raimi was last seen crying to teacher in the playground.