Spider-Man: No Way Home offered a strong finish to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker’s debut trilogy, but indications point to more adventures for the young MCU hero. Peter is left completely alone as Doctor Strange’s spell erases his memories from everyone he knows and loves. By the time of his next solo performance, Peter will have a blank slate.
Former Sony executive Amy Pascal has already acknowledged that the company is already collaborating with Marvel Studios on the fourth installment of the Spider-Man franchise inside the MCU. Later, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that the makers of Spider-Man 4 are “actively starting to conceive where the plot goes.”
Sony Pictures and its Spider-Man producers have lately made it apparent that they want to reunite with filmmaker Jon Watts, Tom Holland, and Zendaya in order to continue the web-journey slinger’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now, a big development about the film has surfaced.
Sony Discusses the Development of Spider-Man 4
Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony, sat down with Deadline to discuss Spider-future Man’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with regards to a prospective Spider-Man 4 film.
Rothman provided a positive update about the sequel to Spider-Man: No Way Home, stating that they “hope to commence working” on it while also referencing the two Spider-Verse sequels:
“The films Uncharted, Jumanji, and Spider-Man. Our Marvel business is segmented into three tranches. There are the Spider-Man films, and we are presently working with Lord and Miller on two Spider-Verse sequels to our Oscar-winning animated film. We want to begin production on the next Spider-Man film.
When asked whether No Way Home director Jon Watts, Tom Holland, and Zendaya will return for the fourth solo film, the Sony executive expressed his desire for the “full ensemble” to return. Rothman also provided an update on Sony’s Marvel world, referring to the films as “additional to the Spider-Man universe:”
“We hope for the group as a whole. Then there are films that I would consider to be ancillary to the Spider-Man world. This includes Kraven, which is now filming, and Madam Web, which will begin production in the spring under the direction of S.J. Clarkson. Additionally, there are other Marvel characters that are independent.”
Is the Return of Zendaya as MJ Too Soon?
This encouraging news on Spider-Man 4 may indicate that definite details about the film will be disclosed sooner rather than later, particularly since Marvel Studios and Sony announced that they are already actively creating the narrative after the premiere of No Way Home.
However, Tom Holland had already said that he desired a sabbatical before reprising his role as Spider-Man, and both studios could have fulfilled his request. Nevertheless, it is feasible that development on Spider-Man 4 may begin in 2023, laying the way for a release in late 2024 or early 2025.
The rapid return of Zendaya’s MJ to the storyline is a source of anxiety among fans. If the Marvel actress returned in the fourth solo film, the emotional impact of No Way Home’s conclusion would undoubtedly lessen.
There is a good likelihood that Zendaya’s MJ will be incorporated into the tale in a logical way, given Marvel Studios’ track record of producing compelling on-screen narratives.
After leaving the Fantastic Four film, Jon Watts’ return to the Spider-Man series is also a positive development. It would be a fitting addition to the director’s already-impressive CV if he handled Holland’s Marvel plot once again in the forthcoming film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is available on all major digital platforms for purchase.