After numerous delays, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally swung into theatres. We’ve already seen Spidey (Tom Holland) confront the dangers of the endless multiverse and defeat a slew of lethal adversaries. Inevitably, ravenous fans have begun to speculate on when, if ever, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wallcrawler will return.
To be honest, fans and media were already debating if No Way Home would be the final appearance of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man prior to the release of the action film. However, comments from the cast and crew indicate that, while Spidey may be battered and bruised following his most recent big-screen appearance, he is far from finished.
While nothing has been confirmed, we can’t see Sony – which has been laying the groundwork for additional Spider-Man films – or Disney passing up the opportunity to make more films starring our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. As a result, we’ve scoured the web (pun intended) for information on Spider-Man 4’s release date, cast, and more.
Distribution Date: When Will Spider-Man 4 Be Available?
Because Spider-Man 4 has not been officially greenlit, no release date has been set. Nonetheless, Amy Pascal, one of the producers of Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, has stated that they intend to create more, though she has been somewhat evasive on the subject.
“This is not the final film we will create with Marvel – this is not the final Spider-Man film,” Pascal explained to Fandango. “We’re now prepping for the next Spider-Man film with Tom Holland and Marvel. Consider this as three films, and now we’ll go on to the following three. This is not the final instalment of our MCU films.”
Kevin Feige has already defended Pascal, telling The New York Times that talks between Sony and Disney had already begun. “Amy Pascal and I, as well as Disney and Sony, are discussing the next film,” Feige stated. “Yes, we’re actively developing where the tale will go next, which I state upfront because I don’t want fans to experience the separation anguish that occurred following Far From Home. This will not happen this time.”
With No Way Home nearing the conclusion of its theatrical run and the Marvel Studios calendar now full, we’re unlikely to see another feature starring the Wallcrawler until at least 2024.
Tom Holland has discussed his own role in future Spider-Man films and the level of development at which they are currently in. Holland told Entertainment Weekly, “We’ve had discussions about the potential future of Spider-Man, but they’re still discussions.” We have no idea what the future holds.”
The young actor continued by stating that he was convinced Marvel and Sony executives were “thinking of something,” but he was unaware of what. Additionally, he confessed that he is “not really thinking about the future” and is merely “surfing the wave of No Way Home’s success.” That is a wave that could continue for some time, as the picture continues to perform well at the box office.
What Will Happen in Spider-man 4?
Not the faintest idea. We imagine that the film will pick up immediately following No Way Home’s dramatic events and that post-credit scene, but you never know.
Holland is one individual who has an idea about where the series might go next. He recently revealed to Fandom that he proposed Sony a concept for a fourth Spider-Man film but will not elaborate further for fear of spoiling No Way Home.
“I have one idea, which I pitched to the studio,” he explained. “However, sharing that notion with you might jeopardise No Way Home, therefore I’m going to have to keep it to myself.”
He was also asked about potential Spider-Man villains he’d like to confront during the same interview, and he nominated Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin and Madame Web, which is fascinating because she isn’t a standard villain.
Vincent D’Onofrio, who is now canon in the MCU following his appearance in Hawkeye, has expressed his intention to take on the web-slinger. “I think it would be a lot of fun,” the actor stated during an interview with The Sarah O’Connell Show. I desire it as much as everyone else, so we shall see.”
While D’onofrio is not engaged for any other Marvel appearances, it would not be odd to see him in the forthcoming Spider-Man picture.
Additionally, there have been some rumours about Jacob Batalon’s NEd Leeds. Numerous outlets have inquired as to whether he will reprise his role as the Hobgoblin in a future Spider-Man film, but he declined to comment in an interview with Variety.
“I feel like over the years of working with Marvel, I’ve learned to just not say anything,” he explained. “I can’t really talk on things and then say something that might truly be true and so damage something, you understand?”
Nope. It hasn’t even been greenlit, much less begun filming. We’re so far far from the release of a trailer that we’re not even going to venture a guess as to when it could arrive.
Again, nothing has been confirmed, but we imagine Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Pascal previously quipped with GQ that she wishes she could make hundreds of Spider-Men films starring Holland, claiming he embodies everything Sony was hoping for as a Peter Parker.
Holland has been reticent to address his return to the franchise, fearful of spoiling No Way Home, however he recently told Fandom that he was not ruling anything out.
“You know, Spider-Man has a future – whether I’m a part of it or not,” Holland explained. “It’s been a great ride thus far, and when the time comes for me to hang up the cape and hand over the reins, I will do so proudly, knowing that I’ve accomplished what I set out to accomplish in this world.”
The fact that he offered an idea to Sony and Marvel suggests, however, that he would continue to portray Spider-Man if he had his way. However, he has admitted that he does not want to be playing the Wallcrawler in his thirties, which means Sony had better get their skates on.
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Director Jon Watts is one individual who is unlikely to return. Watts helmed all three Homecoming films, but he’ll most likely be preoccupied with a new series, That Fantastic Four.