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"Spiderman 4: Tobey Maguire Returns, Vulture as Villain, and Release Date Confirmed by Sam Rami - What to Expect?"

Updated: Mar 28

After almost 16 years of waiting for Tobey's Spider-Man 3 sequel(Spiderman 4), Spider-Man fans like us are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Several events in the past few years, and especially the past few days, hint at the potential release of Spider-Man 4. Let's delve into them one by one, from the interview with Spider-Man co-star Kirsten Dunst to the feelings of our beloved Sandman, Sam Raimi's reaction to Spider-Man 4, and finally, the re-release of the original trilogy.

Let's start with the interview with Mary Jane, aka Kristen Dunst:

Kristen Dunst

In an interview with Marie Claire, Kirsten Dunst discussed her upcoming role in the 2024 film Civil War, set in a hypothetical universe where the United States is experiencing a modern-day civil war. During the conversation, the Spider-Man actress addressed the topic of returning to superhero films and her perspective on the financial aspect.

When asked about her interest in rejoining the superhero genre, Dunst stated:

"Yes, I do. Financially, it makes a lot of sense for me. I have two children to support and a mother to take care of."

By returning to superhero movies, Dunst acknowledges the significant financial benefits that come with such projects.

(Thomas Haden Church) Sandman's Reaction to Spider-Man 4:

Thomas Haden Church, known for roles like Jack (Sideways) and Sandman (Spider-Man 3), discussed a possible Sideways sequel and a potential Spider-Man 4. Church is open to reprising his Sandman role, and there have been rumors about it. A Sideways sequel was once considered, but it didn't materialize. Sam Raimi might direct another Spider-Man film with Tobey Maguire, and Raimi is open to working with Maguire again.

Sam Raimi's Latest Statement on Spider-Man 4:

Sandman from Spiderman 3

According to a Twitter user, @LukasAsoaresRM, Sam Raimi may return for Spider-Man 4 with Vulture as the lead villain.

Sam Raimi reportedly said there's a chance of 'SPIDER-MAN 4' happening "simply because he has the same desire as we do."

"If it is to happen, it will be at the right time."

Additional Fact:

Mysterio Spiderman 2 (2004)

In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004), Bruce Campbell portrays a snooty usher at a play and says the line "... it helps maintain the illusion." Bruce Campbell was supposed to play the villain Mysterio, the master of illusions, in the unreleased Spider-Man 4.

Re-release of the Trilogy on March 19th:

All three Spiderman

According to Cinemark listings, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, The Amazing Spider-Man films, and Tom Holland's MCU trilogy will all be returning to theaters in 2024 as part of Sony's celebration of the 100th anniversary of Columbia Pictures. The movies will be shown in the same order they were originally released, beginning in April and going through June.

The History of Spider-Man 4:

While there was a lot of buzz about a Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire reprising his role, it never actually got officially greenlit and subsequently wasn't cancelled. Here's the backstory:

  • Planned, But Not Confirmed: In 2008, after the success of Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures did have plans for a fourth movie with Sam Raimi directing and Maguire returning. There were even talks of a whole new trilogy.

  • Development Issues: Unfortunately, creative differences and story ideas reportedly stalled the project.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Reboot: With things on hold for Maguire's Spider-Man, Sony decided to reboot the franchise entirely, launching The Amazing Spider-Man movies starring Andrew Garfield in 2012.

So, while a Maguire Spider-Man 4 wasn't cancelled per se, it did get shelved in favor of a new direction.

However, with the multiverse being a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now, there have been talks and fan theories about a Maguire return. In 2022, director Sam Raimi even expressed openness to revisit the idea! So, who knows, maybe we'l

l see Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire yet!

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