James Wan Joins The Roster Of Potential ‘Spider-Man 4’ Directors According to Reports

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MCU has quite a slate of movies coming up, even though Marvel Studios has hit a rough patch with the last couple of projects. There have been talks about releasing fewer projects, as fans are definitely becoming tired of shows and movies of lower quality; still, if one character always managed to drag people to movies, it’s Spider-Man, by far the most profitable Marvel franchise, no matter the product you’re looking at.

Several months ago it was confirmed that ‘Spider-Man 4’ is in active development, at first rumors were circulating that Watts would return to direct it, but he ultimately moved on to other projects, just like Drew Goddard and Justin Lin.

Now the latest rumors pointed in the direction of Sam Raimi directing the upcoming MCU installment, and according to MyTimeToShineHello, the studio is also interested in James Wan.

Starting with the SAW franchise, Wan debuted as a director in 2004, which became a huge commercial success, grossing over $1 billion globally. Despite some setbacks, he found further success with the ‘Insidious’ and ‘Conjuring’ series. Wan also directed ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Aquaman,’ and its sequel, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ with ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Fast 7’ grossing over $1 billion each. As of 2021, Wan is the 16th highest-grossing director worldwide, with his films collectively earning over $3.7 billion.

That’s quite an impressive track record, but it’s obvious that Wan’s heart is in horror movies, so we’re not sure where he fits in the upcoming Spider-Man story.

It’s also important to mention that the upcoming story is heavily rumored to be street-level, including both Daredevil and Kingpin.

The script for ‘Spider-Man 4’ is still not finished, but the movie is currently aiming to start production in late 2024, which means that we can expect the movie sometime in 2026, if not later.

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