- Spider-Man 4 may be a soft reboot, starting fresh with Peter Parker’s story despite using the same actor.
- The movie could feature more connections to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, potentially leading to a merger between the separate universes.
- Reports of a significant crossover event in Spider-Man 4 suggest an exciting future for Spider-Man fans, especially if rumors of expanded crossovers are true.
New Spider-Man 4 rumors suggest Sony is planning a huge crossover that will likely excite fans of the Peter Parker world.
Spider-Man 4 is still in its early stages of development. With the world’s memory of Spider-Man wiped clean in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel Studios can start fresh with Peter Parker’s story, despite using the same actor, Tom Holland. So, it’s entirely possible that Spider-Man 4 will not be a sequel but more of a soft reboot.
Established scooper DanielRPK reported that Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man 4 will feature more connections to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. Following the trend in Spider-Man: No Way Home, these connections may be intended to set up a future merger between the separate universes, leading to more Sony characters featuring in Marvel Studios’ movies. Additional details were not provided, and neither Marvel Studios nor Sony have commented on such plans.
Marvel Studios and Sony are no strangers when it comes to collaborating. Following Sony’s failure with The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the studio entered a deal with Marvel Studios, which allowed the latter to lead the charge in developing future movies for the character. Since then, Sony has continued to build its Spider-Man adjacent universe with films like Venom and Morbius and more movies planned for the future, such as Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter. The release date for the next Spider-Man movie has not been announced yet, but some have speculated that Spider-Man 4 may take longer than expected to produce.
In the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home, previous Sony-universe Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appeared, as did Tom Hardy’s Venom. With all of these Sony-owned characters featuring in a Marvel Studios movie, the two companies are likely open to crossovers. This trend reportedly continuing with Spider-Man 4 is causing scoopers and fans alike to suspect that a significant crossover event is coming.
With reports that Madame Web is getting surprisingly good test-screening reactions, Sony’s Spider-Man universe may be approaching a high point if rumors of an expanded crossover are true. The studio has built an interesting cast of antiheroes and villains ripe for an exciting crossover event. And with Marvel Studios running into some rough terrain recently with a couple of box office flops, the studio may be more open than ever to expanding its list of characters. If these rumors are true, Spider-Man fans have a bright and exciting future to look forward to.
Spider-Man 4 does not have a release date yet.