Spider-Man 4 Gets A Rumored Production Start Date and More Exciting Details

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Of all the questions keeping MCU fans up at night, one of the biggest was when a 4th Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man film would swing into theaters.  After months of speculation, we finally have a rumored production start date: Sometime late in 2024.

The Rough Road to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4

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While “late 2024” doesn’t exactly give us a concrete date for the start of production on Spider-Man 4, it’s better than nothing.  It was well-publicized during the promotion of both Spider-Man: No Way Home and Uncharted that Tom Holland was considering taking some time away from Hollywood to focus on his family.  However, talks were beginning to take place for that 4th film earlier this year but were stopped in their tracks by the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike. 

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Holland still hasn’t officially signed on to the 4th film as of this writing, but it’s also rumored that writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers (who penned the previous MCU Spider-Man films) will return as well.  Provided the ongoing SAG strike reaches its conclusion relatively soon and Holland signs onto the 4th installment, the earliest we could get the film would be 2026.

What Would The Proposed Plot Be for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4?

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Again, take everything said here as a rumor, but it’s believed that Spider-Man 4 would see Peter Parker team up with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil to take down Vincent D’onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, now the mayor of New York City who plans to outlaw vigilantes. 

Given that the Daredevil: Born Again TV series is undergoing massive retooling in response to the criticisms of previous MCU TV shows, it remains unclear which project would be released first and potentially have to be changed further.  A similar situation occurred with the releases of No Way Home and Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to COVID restrictions, causing Madness to be released after NWH instead of before as originally intended.

The Status of Peter Parker in the MCU

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If this team-up with Daredevil turns out to be true, it would be a completely logical step for Peter Parker’s next adventure.  For better and for worse, the Home trilogy steadily increased its stakes from street-level crime to multiversal entanglements, ultimately leaving Tom Holland’s Peter Parker erased from everyone’s memories by the trilogy’s end.  The final moments of that film show him living in a small, dingy apartment with no one to turn to and all of his greatest foes either sent back to their respective universes or in jail, so this entry returning to small-scale superheroics would be a welcome palate cleanser for audiences and help establish a (potentially) different status quo. 

Matt Murdock and Peter Parker met in No Way Home, but Parker will likely have to reintroduce himself to Murdock in this new film (That is, unless the film plays fast and loose with who remembers Peter Parker and who doesn’t, a la Doctor Strange mentioning him in a throwaway line in Multiverse). 

It will be Murdock’s meatiest role in the MCU yet after his cameos in No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (I’m personally hoping Jen Walters gets a cameo or namedrop) and allow us to see how this version of him will interact with the MCU’s Kingpin (who first appeared canonically in Hawkeye).  Once again, we won’t know how much of this is true until we get official confirmation, but it’s always fun to theorize where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will go next.  Home Free perhaps?

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What are your thoughts on the rumors regarding Spider-Man 4? Would you want to see a smaller-scale story after the multiversal madness of No Way Home?  Let us know on our social media. We’re always watching.


Source: Comicbookmovie


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