The Chilling Impact of a Controversial Statement

While rumors are rife about the progress of Spider-Man 4 with Tom Holland and Zendaya, a director responds to a rumor that completely panics fans of another trilogy.

According to journalist Jeff Sneider, Spider-Man 4 could be coming sooner than we think. According to him, the continuation of the adventures of Peter Parker would begin filming next fall, with a view to a potential release in July 2025. Good news if this is confirmed, but some fans are more obsessed with another project which they have dreamed of for years. And obviously, it's going to remain a nice fantasy for the moment. Spoiler alert if you haven't seen No Way Home.

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An old Spider-Man (again) back?

After the huge success of the Spider-Man trilogy, it was obvious that Sony Pictures was not going to stop there. And this is all the more true as the production company strives to develop its universe, even if it is off to a very bad start. All the spin-offs released are destroyed by critics, like the last film Madame Web. Conversely, the feature films with Tom Holland and Zendaya were rather spared, and what's more, they were all hits. A real goose that lays golden eggs.

The road is therefore all mapped out for Spider-Man 4 which would already have a storyline since 2023, according to Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios. “All I can say is we have history. We have big ideas and our writers are writing right now.” (via EW).

But a month ago, the rumor of a Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire by the director of the first trilogy, Sam Raimi, resurfaced. What about today ? Despite the declarations, the filmmaker is not aware of anything and thus destroys the dreams of some fans.

Well, I haven't heard of it yet. I've read about it, but I'm not working on it yet. I mean, Marvel and Sony Pictures are having so much success with the current Spider-Man movies, and everything around them. So I don't know if they're going to come back to me and say, “Hey, we can tell this story too.” I'm not sure, but I love all the new movies. I loved Spider-Man: No Way Home. It was really powerful to see Tobey Maguire again.

Via CBR.

Tobey Maguire just after Sami Raimi's statement.

Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi ruled out for now

Sam Raimi was therefore not contacted for a Spider-Man film with Tobey Maguire, but he clearly wouldn't say no. “I haven't told Tobey about it, but maybe Marvel or Columbia Pictures did. But I worked with Marvel on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and I am on very good terms with them. I'm sure I'll hear about it if it's happening.” added the cult Evil Dead director. And this is not the first time that the director has mentioned this possibility. Will he ever be heard? Some fans are still crossing their fingers to see the Raimi/Maguire tandem again.

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For his part, Thomas Haden Church (Sandman from Spider-Man 3), who notably spread this rumor, would also see himself returning in one way or another. “There's always been…I've heard rumors…that Sam Raimi was going to direct another Spider-Man movie with Tobey Maguire. And if it happens, maybe I will campaign to at least make a cameo”.

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