Marvel Studios Reportedly Eyes New Name to Direct ‘Spider-Man 4’

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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.

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 producer Amy Pascal, who confirmed that the work on the sequel has been ongoing but stopped due to the solidarity with the ongoing WGA Strike at the time. Just several months ago, rumors were circulating that Watts is ready to return again as ‘Spider-Man’ 4 director. But then rumors appeared that Drew Goddard was the prime candidate to replace him.

Recently, there have been talks that Jon Watts is out of the picture completely, due to losing an “argument” against Feige. Watts wanted to make the ‘Spider-Man 4’ multiversal story while Feige wanted to take the beloved character to the street level. But this hasn’t been confirmed by the studio in the official sense yet. Now Jeff Sneider, via his Insneider paid newsletter informs us that Justin Lin is in the run to direct ‘Spider-Man 4,’ he also confirmed that Tom Holland & Zendaya would return to reprise their respective roles.

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director, best known for his work on the ‘Fast & Furious’ film franchise. Lin’s breakthrough came with his second feature film, ‘Better Luck Tomorrow’ (2002), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. However, it was his work on the ‘Fast & Furious’ that brought him widespread recognition. Lin directed four installments in the series.

Aside from that, Lin has directed other notable films, including ‘Annapolis’ (2006), ‘Star Trek Beyond’ (2016), the third installment in the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ film series, and “F9” (2021), he also worked on several episodes of ‘True Detective,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘Warrior.’

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