Sam Raimi Talks ‘Spider-Man 4’ With Tobey Maguire: “I’m Not Actually Working on It Yet”

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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 a sequel to the 2007 ‘Spider-Man 3’ staring Tobey Maguire. In his recent interview with CBR Raimi addressed those rumors:

Well, I haven’t heard about that yet. I did read that, but I’m not actually working on it yet. I mean, Marvel and Columbia are so successful with current Spider-Man [movies], and the track there, and I don’t know that they’re going to go back to me, and say, ‘Well, folks, we can also tell that story! I’m not sure, but I love all the new Spider-Man movies. I loved Spider-Man: No Way Home. It was really, super powerful seeing Tobey [Maguire] again in it.

Raimi also noted how he is on great terms with Marvel Studios due to their collaboration.

I haven’t talked to Tobey about it, but maybe Marvel has, or Columbia Pictures. But, I just worked with Marvel on a movie called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So, I’m on great terms with them. I’m sure I would hear about it if it was in the works. I think so. I don’t know.

Maguire returned to his role of Spider-Man, as mentioned, in ‘No Way Home’ and since then, fans have been asking for him to reprise his role. The rumors that a new ‘Spider-Man’ is in development were in large part kickstarted by The book ‘MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios’ which explores the behind-the-scenes details of ‘Spider-Man 4,’ revealing casting plans such as John Malkovich as Vulture and Angelina Jolie as Vulturess. Anne Hathaway was also considered for the role of Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. However, Sam Raimi reportedly left the production due to concerns about profitability, with the estimated cost exceeding $400 million.

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