Soon after Spider-Man: No Way Home premiered, Sony and Marvel confirmed that Spider-Man 4 was in the works. “Amy [Pascal] and I [Kevin Feige] and Disney and Sony are talking about it— yes, we’re actively beginning to develop where the story heads next, which I only say outright because I don’t want fans to go through any separation trauma like what happened after Far From Home,” Marvel’s president said. “That will not be occurring this time.”
However, Pascal and Feige did not reveal any details, so we have no idea when the fourth Spider-Man movie will hit theaters. However, we have an early leak of the next Spider-Man movie that teases an MCU plot development marvel fans will love, and it’s fantastic.
Before we go any further, we’ll warn you that spoilers might follow below in this article.
How No Way Home ended
Before we look at the first significant leak of Spider-Man 4 out there, we must remember where we are now regarding Tom Holland’s, Peter Parker.
No Way Home delivered the bittersweet ending that leaks claimed we would get. Peter Parker is alone, and no one remembers him. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) conjured his spell, making no exceptions whatsoever. Everyone in the MCU forgot who Peter is, including all the Avengers, MJ (Zendaya), and Ned (Jacob Batalon).
But Spider-Man still exists in the MCU, and he was always there. The spell only erased the memories of Peter Parker from everyone’s minds. The same goes for storing memories, like newspaper reports or digital content linking Peter to Spider-Man.
This bittersweet ending makes perfect sense for the character as the MCU’s Spider-Man was significantly overpowered compared to what we’d expect from the surface. Rather than a self-made suit, he got an Iron Man-like armor version. And he had access to significant resources thanks to his association with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Avengers. Not to mention that he didn’t have an actual Uncle Ben moment, Iron Man death notwithstanding.
No Way Home lets Sony and Marvel reboot the franchise without losing the character progress, so whatever happens in Spider-Man 4 will build on Peter’s existing experiences.
The other Spider-Man adventures
We might have to wait a while before we get there. However, Sony already confirmed that Holland would appear in a mysterious MCU crossover after No Way Home. Rumors say that was always supposed to be the deal that Disney and Sony inked after their brief separation in the summer of 2019.
Moreover, Tom Holland has been coy about his future as Spider-Man in the MCU. Leaks say the actor has been negotiating his contract, so it’s probably too early to talk about Spider-Man 4 plot rumors.
Sony still has to make new Spider-Man movies every few years, but No Way Home gave the SSU a great start. Sony doesn’t necessarily need Tom Holland’s Spidey to headline Spider-Man film. That’s especially true considering the terrific reviews that Andrew Garfield got. No Way Home might be a movie about Holland’s Parker, but there’s no question that Garfield is a glorious highlight.
Also, rumors say Sony wants a No Way Home sequel with Holland, Maguire, and Garfield sharing the screen for the entire movie.
The first notable Spider-Man 4 plot leak
This brings us to the following tweet from ViewerAnon that teases an excellent plot development for Spider-Man 4:
If the leak is accurate, Sony and Marvel want to bring Miles Morales’ Spider-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We’ve only met this Spidey version in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A sequel is planned for 2022, but the animated features are not connected to the MCU or SSU for the time being.
It’s unclear whether Miles Morales in the MCU will have any connections to the animated version or whether we’ll see any other Miles Morales versions in the SSU.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This very early Spider-Man 4 leak offers limited information about a detail that might change down the road. However, Spider-Man 4 will probably kick off another Spidey trilogy in the MCU. And there should be plenty of room for Miles Morales. There’s even a Spider-man and Ms. Marvel connection to make it more of a Marvel web.
What’s interesting about this leak is that a different insider claims she heard the same thing. MyTimeToShineHello answered the original tweet with a simple “true.”
While ViewerAnon’s credibility isn’t yet known, MyTimeToShineHello has shared multiple MCU leaks in the past that turned out to be accurate. Her nod of approval makes this Spider-Man 4 plot leak much more enjoyable.
Black symbiote Spider-Man?
Reports also have it that Spider-Man 4 might be the first MCU film where Peter Parker puts on the black symbiote Spider-Man suit. This is similar to what happened in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. When Tobey Maguire donned the black Spider-Man suit before going head-on with Topher Grace’s Venom. While nothing is certain yet, this is where Peter’s Spidey suit will most likely undergo such dramatic transformation.
Although it was initially planned that the black symbiote suit would debut in Secret Wars, Marvel studios feared it would take too long. Since Tom Hardy might not even be playing Venom anymore in a decade, they probably made the right choice.
Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom connection
Sony’s Venom has already been established as a Marvel Comics character in Venom 2. Due to the sequel’s conclusion, there might be a well-placed Venom cameo in the No Way Home post-credit scene.
However, we expect that Tom Hardy will play a significant role in the film.
Rather than reboot the franchise, Sony Pictures announced that they would be pulling the plug on the movie, officially ending the Sam Raimi franchise. This decision was made shortly after news about production on Spider-Man 4 being delayed due to issues with the script.
In an interview, the Spider-Man producers, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, announced that they are actively beginning to develop where the story heads next.
According to Raimi, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Kraven the Hunter would have been brought to the big screen in his version of Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem possible since Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 was eventually canceled when Sony decided to take the franchise in a new direction.
Possibly, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4 might include Venom and Gwen Stacy.
Director Sam Raimi had hoped to redeem himself with Spider-Man 4 after Spider-Man 3 failed to garner the same success as Spider-Man 2. However, the film wasn’t renewed due to conflicting schedules, and Tobey had to retire from his Spider-Man duties.
At the ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home, everyone else forgets about Peter Parker. However, there could still be a possibility of MJ remembering their MCU past together.
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