Spider-Man 4 Reportedly Merging Sony’s Spider-Verse With MCU Confirms Tom Holland Fans’ Worst Fear

Some fans are concerned that this might not showcase the "friendly neighborhood" version of Spider-Man

Spider-Man 4 Reportedly Merging Sony's Spider-Verse With MCU Confirms Tom Holland Fans' Worst Fear


  • Fans were excited to see more of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
  • He has since starred in several movies and is expected to return in Spider-Man 4.
  • There are rumors that the upcoming film could merge the MCU with Sony's Spider-Verse.
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Fans had been long awaiting to see the web-swinging superhero Spider-Man in the MCU before Tom Holland eventually made that happen in Captain America: Civil War. The actor has since starred in several movies and is now expected to return in Spider-Man 4. The movie has reportedly been under development and recent rumors related to Holland’s next MCU venture suggest that the upcoming film could merge the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Sony’s Spider-Verse.

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Tom Holland as Spider-Man in a still from Captain America: Civil War
Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War

However, it has also raised some concerns related to MCU’s Peter Parker’s journey ahead of No Way Home, as fans were expecting to see Holland as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, as in comics and earlier adaptations of the superhero.


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Spider-Man 4 Rumored to Merge the MCU And Sony’s Spider-Verse

Amid several rumors surrounding the upcoming phases of the MCU, Spider-Man 4 has now caused a fan frenzy as scooper Daniel Richtman revealed that the film could feature multiple connections to the Spider-Verse, potentially establishing a merger between the two universes.

Tom Holland is expected to reprise his role in Spider-Man 4
Tom Holland is expected to reprise his role in Spider-Man 4

Details surrounding the rumor are unclear. However, reports suggest that the movie could take Peter Parker on further multiversal adventures, with rumors of Michael Keaton’s Vulture’s return in the next film. The character was earlier stranded in the same universe as Morbius.

It seems to indicate that the movie might not feature the street-level superhero version of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, which fans have been anticipating to see in the MCU after Spider-Man: No Way Home. While the studio has not confirmed anything yet, fans have shared that same concern after the scoop was released.


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The Speculative Merger of MCU And Spider-Verse Concerns Fans

Peter Parker has always been a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The MCU’s Spider-Man, however, was quite different from how the superhero has been portrayed in earlier adaptations and comic books. The character had been under the guidance of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and is highly eager to become a superhero like him.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man: Homecoming

However, following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans were finally expecting to see Holland taking on the role of the friendly neighborhood hero. The actor is reportedly set to star in the next Spider-Man trilogy, which was expected to feature his struggles and adventures as a street-level superhero in the MCU.

However, with recent rumors suggesting that there might be more multiversal adventures for the superhero, fans have shared their disappointment. One fan took to X (Twitter), saying, “Please just keep him street level.” Fans are demanding the studio focus on a more “grounded” story of the web-swinging superhero before they take him on another multiversal adventure with The Avengers and other superheroes.


Spider-Man 4 is expected to release in 2025.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.