MCU has quite a slate of movies coming up even though Marvel Studios has hit a rough patch with the last couple of projects and the upcoming ones, like ‘The Marvels’, expecting a low projected Box Office. 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.
So far, talking about the MCU specifically, Spider-Man has three standalone movies and a fourth on the way. This was confirmed several months ago by the producer Amy Pascal, who confirmed that the work on the sequel has been ongoing but stopped due to the solidarity with the at the time ongoing WGA Strike.
Now, according to Tom Smith, Jon Watts should return to direct the movie, having already three ‘Spider-Man’ installments under his belt. Watts, having directed three Spider-Man films and achieved substantial box office success, wanted to step away from superhero filmmaking and even dropped out of directing the upcoming highly-talked-about ‘Fantastic Four’ project. He was also set to join the development of the sixth ‘Final Destination’ movie and served as executive producer for the Star Wars-inspired series under the name ‘Skeleton Crew.’
The fourth installment of the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man series is reportedly scheduled to begin filming in late 2024. According to insider Daniel Richtman, Marvel and Sony plan to reunite Holland with co-star Zendaya and director Jon Watts for Spider-Man 4.
The film is expected to continue the story from ‘No Way Home,’ with Peter Parker adjusting to life after Doctor Strange erases the collective memory of his existence to protect the Multiverse. And while there’s no official release date, Sony is reportedly considering August 2025 as a possible timeframe. We assume that Marvel Studios will need ‘Spider-Man 4’ to be released before some crossover events, but the definitive decision regarding the release date is on Sony alone.
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