Spider-Man 4 is one of Marvel Studios’ most highly anticipated movies…even though it doesn’t have a confirmed writer, director, or lead star.
Tom Holland has insisted that he won’t sign up for the movie before reading a finished script and we have no idea whether Jon Watts plans to step behind the camera again after walking away from Fantastic Four (creative differences weren’t an issue there; the filmmaker simply needed a break after a gruelling Spider-Man: No Way Home shoot during the pandemic).
Drew Goddard is said to be a contender to replace Watts if it comes down to it, while vague plot details for Spider-Man 4 have been doing the round for several months now.
Previously, we’ve heard the movie will pick up shortly after the events of Daredevil: Born Again, with a triumphant Mayor Fisk outlawing street-level vigilantes. That will bring Spider-Man and Daredevil together, presumably to take down Wilson Fisk once and for all. Oh, and an Avenger might get involved too.
@Cryptic4Qual, one of X’s “scoopers” who has developed a reliable track record this year, claims to have heard some details about Spider-Man 4 and says “it was described to me to be a Street Level Civil War.”
Captain America: Civil War saw Earth’s Mightiest Heroes split straight down the middle over the Sokovia Accords, so this comparison is an interesting one. Could it be that some vigilantes will side with Fisk? Heck, we may even see the Mayor assemble his own team of Thunderbolts or Dark Avengers to deal with Spidey and the Man Without Fear.
With Daredevil: Born Again undergoing a creative overhaul, Spider-Man 4 is unlikely to come our way until after that series hits Disney+. We’re also not sure how an adventure like this will set the stage for Peter Parker to be front and centre in a Multiversal epic like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
“I want to do things that scare me, things that make me uncomfortable,” Holland recently said of his future acting plans. “When you do what we do, you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. This show is a perfect example of that. The reason I wasn’t committing is because I was afraid. I’ve never done anything like this before.”
“I got so used to the Marvel machine and the safety blanket of Spider-Man, feeling like I was protected. So, doing something like this was incredibly scary, but because it was so scary, it was so fulfilling and so rewarding,” the actor continued. “Going forward, if there’s something that I feel like I can’t do, I want to do that one. Playing a sort of stupid English doofus is not what I want to do because that’s my life, right?”
What are your hopes for Spider-Man 4 when it’s eventually released?