Spider-Man 4 is in development, and there’s no news better than this! With the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home in December, Spider-Man’s presence in the MCU will continue its meteoric rise. Tickets for the threequel are already in high demand less than 24 hours after they went on sale, and the hype train for NWH continues at full speed as it has for more than a year.
Even without considering No Way Home, it’s safe to say that Spider-presence Man’s in the MCU has been a resounding success. Tom Holland has starred as the young web-slinger in two solo Spider-Man films and three team-ups over the last five years, and his performance in No Way Home already appears to be something special.
Now, the big question is whether Holland’s tenure as Peter Parker will conclude with a standalone trilogy or whether Spider-Man will continue to appear in MCU films. Not only is there good news on that front for MCU fans, but it appears to be even more imminent than anticipated.
Amy Pascal, a former Sony executive, confirmed to Fandango that the studio is already developing on Spider-Man 4 within the MCU. To date, Pascal has served as executive producer on all three MCU Spider-Man films, most recently on Spider-Man: No Way Home in December.
While no production or release date has been set for Spider-Man 4, Pascal has stated unequivocally that it is in development, with Tom Holland reprising his lead role:
“We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel…”
Even with Marvel and Sony already committed to what is expected to be the year’s biggest superhero film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, it appears as though the web-slinger’s time in the MCU is far from over. The same report confirmed that up to three additional solo Spider-Man films are in development. This indicates that Spidey’s position alongside the Avengers and others appears to be set in stone for the foreseeable future.
If this happens, it will be the first time that an iterative process of Spider-Man has gotten a fourth solo outing in any film series. This, of course, is thrilling in and of itself. What the MCU could do with a fourth solo film is still up in the air. This is with the circumstance that everything is still set to blow up the MCU in No Way Home. However, for MCU fans, the fact that it is in development is all that matters.
Marvel and Sony’s relationship with Spider-Man has had its highs and lows in recent years. The most noticeably has been when the hero came perilously close to exiting the MCU entirely after deliberations broke down in 2019. This appears to have been addressed significantly. And once the third solo film is released at the end of the year, wishful thinking about what happens next will undoubtedly run rampant.