I wouldn't worry for Sam Raimi. The man is a professional, I doubt a Brett Ratner like "backlash" will occur amongst fans by the time the movie is released.PattyFraser said:Good luck Mr. Raimi or whichever director does take it on. I'll see it--I''m not one of the many who say they will boycott. That's silly, IMHO. But much of the joy is lost.
Raimi is one of those directors who has a good connection with the internet fanbase and would likely do his all to smooth over the tension and that would be a key reason for him getting the job as Terry said. I'd be surprised if there is a large group of angry fans still when this comes out.
I expect something similar to the anti-daniel craig movement for Casino Royale in which all of those concerned slowly are won over.
Assuming Raimi indeed is the director of course.