Marvel fans clearly can not get enough Spider-Man as a new movement has been launched on social media for Sony to finally develop Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4. At one point in time, Raimi was planning to make the fourth movie with Tobey Maguire returning as Peter Parker. The sequel was shelved before production could begin, leading to the eventual reboots with Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland.
For better or for worse, it seemed like Spider-Man 4 would never be made, especially as each new Spider-Man movie was released. Now, the web-slinger is more popular than ever with the immense success of the newest film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie also blasted the doors wide open to revisit characters and storylines from previous film franchises, and No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers have endorsed the idea of Maguire and Garfield getting new movies with their respective Spider-Men.
Hoping to see more of the Raimiverse explored in a new film, fans have been joining the social media movement for Spider-Man 4 by using the hashtag #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4. While it remains to be seen if this will convince Sony to get to work on the sequel, the hashtag is trending as more and more fans call for the sequel to be made. No matter what happens, you can’t blame the fans for trying, given that the popular campaign for Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut was ultimately successful.
Many fans also want to see Andrew Garfield finally get his own third movie as he’s the only one of the three big screen Spider-Men not to have his own trilogy. #TheAmazingSpiderMan3 has also been trending lately and many artists have been creating their own posters imagining the sequel. To that end, some fans also want to see Emma Stone get her own Spider-Gwen film.
The heavy focus on the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home plays a big part in these renewed fan campaigns. As seen in the trailers before its release, the new movie has Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) looking to make everyone forget Spider-Man’s true identity. It brings about major consequences with villains who died fighting Spider-Man in other universes confronting the MCU’s web-slinger.
There’s no indication at this time that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 will see the light of day. The latest that we’ve heard on Spidey is that Sony and Marvel are looking to bring back Holland for another trilogy. That does seem to be the most logical place to go after No Way Home shattered box office records with Holland in the lead.
Even if Holland returns for more Spider-Man movies, that doesn’t necessarily mean the other Spider-Men can’t get their own continuations. Looking over at what’s happening with DC and Warner Bros., they’ll be having multiple versions of Batman getting explored with Michael Keaton’s Batman appearing in multiple projects while Robert Pattinson’s version will star in the unrelated film The Batman. Let’s not forget Ben Affleck’s Batman will also appear in The Flash. Having multiple Spider-Man universes as well doesn’t seem so strange.