Sam Raimi on Directing ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’: “They Haven’t Asked Me Yet. I Hope They Do”

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Sam Raimi achieved major success with the ‘Spider-Man’ film trilogy. The franchise grossed over $800 million worldwide with each installment. However, plans for further sequels fell through due to script issues. Raimi was however disappointed with ‘Spider-Man 3 and aimed to redeem himself with ‘Spider-Man 4,’ which unfortunately never materialized. In 2022, he talked about wishing that he ended the franchise on a high note instead of leaving it with the least successful installment in the series.

This wasn’t the end of Raimi and Spider-Man however. Raimi and Marc Webb later served as creative consultants for Marvel Studios’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home, ‘directed by Jon Watts, and in recent times, rumors started spreading that Raimi would direct ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ highly, awaited installment in the ‘Avengers’ franchise.

Sam Raimi addressed the rumors during this year’s WonderCon admitting that he would love to work with Marvel again and that he would love to direct the upcoming ‘Avengers’:

“I love 90% of the Marvel heroes that I’ve read in the great Stan Lee Marvel Universe comic books. I would love to work with Marvel again. They haven’t reasonably asked me to. I hope they had a good experience with me. They haven’t asked me yet. I hope they do.”

Raimi is rumored to work on the upcoming ‘Spider-Man 4’ with Tobey Maguire attached to it, which would serve as the continuation of the original trilogy. Raimi admitted that in this case as well, no one has contacted him.

Raimi’s most recent MCU project was ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and besides the superhero movies, we are awaiting his ‘Don’t Move’ horror-thriller set to be released sometime in 2024 in which he served as the producer.

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