Sony took too long to confirm Spider-Man's future after "No Return," so it risks wasting the film's perfect future setting.
Spider-Man: Nowhere to Return resolved the chaos and mystery of the MCU multiverse, and it made a perfect setup for the future of Spider-Man that Sony might end up wasting. After teasing the dangers of the multiverse in TV's "Rocky," the MCU delved deeper into this in "Spider-Man: Homeless," which saw Sam Raimi and Mark Webber's Spider-Verse The crossover between the villains in the film, Peter's two variants of Parker (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield), and the MCU's Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and his own universe, all thanks to A botched spell cast by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
The only solution to this multiverse chaos is to cast a spell to make the world forget about Peter Parker, and this time, the spell works. At the end of Spider-Man: Homeless, Peter Parker was completely alone and he was seen starting from scratch, and while it was a dark and depressing ending for Spider-Man, Homeless " also set up a not only MCU version of Spider-Man, but his variants - however, Sony risks wasting all of that Some Spider-Man projects that are said to be in development are taking too long to move forward.
No Way Home Set Up Lots Of Possible Spider-Man Futures
No one - not even his girlfriend MJ, his best friend Ned Leeds and Happy Hogan - remembers who he is and Aunt May is now dead with no way home set for Spider-Man in the MCU A potentially gloomy future, but it also makes way for some popular comic book storylines to eventually be adapted for the big screen. Since No Way Opens the Door for Spider-Man's Future, a Fourth Spider-Man Movie Has Been Announced to be in Development, And While Audiences Wait for the Official Spider-Man 4 Announcement, There Are Other Possible Spider-Mans - No Way Home Set up person futures.
In addition to the apparent continuation of the story of Holland's Peter Parker's memory-erasing spell, No Way Home also sets up the full return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man. Not only does Nowhere have them regroup and direct Holland's Spider-Man, it also hints at what's happened to them in their respective universes since the events of Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Meanwhile This answers some of the biggest questions about their stories, and it also makes way for the return of these two Spider-Man, albeit not a cameo or cameo like in Nowhere.
Sony Is Taking A Long Time To Confirm MCU Spider-Man 4
Given the success of the MCU's version of Spider-Man and the cliffhanger ending of Nowhere, it's no surprise that a fourth Spider-Man movie is being considered - surprisingly Sony hasn't officially announced the project yet. The first word about Spider-Man 4 came in August 2019 when it was said to be in development alongside Nowhere, which was later revealed to be the end of the series, so Future Spider-Man movies will be different. Later, in November 2021, Sony's Amy Pascal said they were planning another trilogy of Spider-Man films, and that Holland would once again appear in the Spider-Man films, and they were about to begin work on the first.
In December 2021, Marvel's Kevin Feige stated that he and Pascal are actively beginning story development for a fourth Spider-Man film, but there is no word yet on The official announcement of the project, so So it wasn't included in the Phase 5 and Phase 6 lists that Feige shared at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Sony took so long to confirm Spider-Man 4 is even stranger after looking at the gap between previous MCU Spider-Man films. Spider-Man: Homecoming opened in summer 2017, and Spider-Man: Far From Home entered pre-production in August 2017. The process was a little more complicated for Way Home, as negotiations between Sony and Marvel fell through, but in September 2019, a new deal was announced between the studios and released a few months after Far From Home. Made No Way Home.
Of course, that doesn't mean Spider-Man 4 won't happen, but it's curious that a full year has passed since the release of Nowhere and no development of Spider-Man 4 has been confirmed. However, this is very much in line with what Marvel has done throughout the Multiverse Saga, taking longer to announce sequels (e.g. Eternals 2) or even delaying the release of trailers, and with Phase 5 already complete and Phase 6 still under construction It makes sense that the official Spider-Man 4 announcement is filming so long.
Maguire & Garfield's Spider-Man Returns Seem Less Likely Now
Although Spider-Man 4 is yet to be confirmed, Holland's Spider-Man future in the MCU is much brighter than the return of Maguire and Garfield versions. Their presence in No Way Home reignited audience interest in the fourth Spider-Man movie in the Sam Raimi universe and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which gained even more traction thanks to social media. However, enthusiasm and hope for Raimi's Spider-Man 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 have faded due to Sony's silence on the future of Spider-Man (of all Spider-Man), which not only makes the development of these films not so smooth as the multiverse Part of the cosmic saga, Maguire and Garfield will likely return in the MCU. While future plans for Spider-Man in the MCU are unlikely to be cancelled, Sony risks wasting the perfect setup left behind for Spider-Man: No Return.