If you’ve watched Spider-Man: No Way Home, you may want to know the release date and spoilers for Spider-Man 4 to see when Tom Holland’s Spider-Verse will return and what the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Spider-Man franchise could be about.
Holland was cast as Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man), a high school student with spider-like superpowers, in a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios in 2015. He made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before his first solo film as Spider-Man in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland went on to star in two Avengers movies—2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame—before the release of his second MCU Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019.
A third MCU Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, premiered in 2021. The movie followed the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which saw Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) expose Peter as Spider-Man and frame him for his murder. Spider-Man: No Way Home saw Peter ask Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help to restore his life and secret identity. However, Dr. Strange’s spell doesn’t go as planned and the magic breaks open the multiverse to allow supervillains from alternate realities who fought other versions of Spider-Man to arrive in the MCU’s Spider-Verse.
The movie went on to gross more than $240 million in its opening day and leave fans with a cliffhanger as to what’s next for Holland’s version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will there be a Spider-Man 4? Read on for what we know about Spider-Man 4 and and how Holland’s journey as the friendly neighborhood superhero could continue in the MCU. note: I Don’t Want To Be Alone Movie Full Version
Will there be a Spider-Man 4?
Will there be a Spider-Man 4? The answer is yes. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed in an interview with The New York Times in December 2021 that a fourth MCU Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland is in the works after the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. “Amy and I and Disney and Sony are talking about—yes, we’re actively beginning to develop where the story heads next, which I only say outright because I don’t want fans to go through any separation trauma like what happened after Far From Home. That will not be occurring this time,” he said in reference to the fallout between Disney and Sony, which co-own the movie rights to Spider-Man, in 2019.
In August 2019, two months after the premiere of Spider-Man: Far From Home, news broke that negotiations between Tim Rothman, the chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, and Feige had broken down over the third MCU Spider-Man movie, which would later be Spider-Man: No Way Home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal fell through was due to Disney’s request for for a higher percentage of the the third Spider-Man movie’s gross, as well as all merchandising revenue, which Sony rejected. A deal was reached in September 2019 after a phone call between Holland and Disney CEO Bob Iger. “I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end,” Holland told Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the time.
However, Spider-Man 4 may not be the last MCU Spider-Man movie with Holland. In an interview with Fandango in November 2021, Amy Pascal, the producer of Spider-Man: No Way Home, confirmed that there are at least three more Spider-Man movies with Holland planned. “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel—[this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal said. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”
However, whether Disney and Sony will make it to all three new MCU Spider-Man movies will depend on Holland. In an interview with GQ in 2021, Holland confirmed that he wants to retire as Spider-Man by the time he turns 30. “Maybe it is time for me to move on,” he said. “Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film.” He continued, “If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.” Holland also expressed his desire to take a break from acting altogether. “I’d be very content with just being a stay-at-home dad, and producing a film here and there,” he said. “I might start shooting The Crowded Room [a new series for Apple TV+] and go, ‘You know what, this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life.’ Or I might do Spider-Man 4, 5 and 6, finish when I’m 32, and never make another. I’m not sure what I want to do.”
Holland also told People in December 2021 that he wants a more diverse Spider-Man movie in the future, which leaves the door open for characters like Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman and Miles Morales to replace him. “I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity and keeping us on and allowing our characters to progress. It’s been amazing,” Holland said. “And that’s why for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man — but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.” He continued, “I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much so…I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman. We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row; we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.”