Tom Holland’s return as Spider-Man is much sooner than later. In fact, as per recent rumors and reports, Spider-Man 4 might be incorporated into the action-packed and uber-intriguing Phase 5 of the MCU. Where we last left off in No Way Home, we saw Holland’s iteration of Peter Parker make a massive sacrifice — one which concludes a magnificent character arc and kicks off what people have hailed as quite archetypal and definitive of what it means to be Spider-Man.
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While it is not entirely clear what the future holds for our friendly neighborhood hero, we can merely assume that he will stick to his street-level duties before advancing to a more vital role, presumably alongside some of the world’s mightiest heroes. Additionally, in the mid-credits scene of the 2021 film, we were introduced to a little venomous surprise.
With a little bit of Venom symbiote on the loose, it would certainly be interesting to see how that plays out for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. As for now, we look into the implications of Marvel Studios eyeing a potential date of release for Spider-Man 4, which might suggest that they already have a story in mind — one that might even see Peter crossing paths with the Fantastic Four.
Potential Release Date For Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4
According to Cosmic Circus’ Alex Perez, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures may be contemplating having July 12, 2024, as a potential release date for Spider-Man 4. Previously, both the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, and former co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal affirmed that Peter Parker’s story is far from over.
Therefore, we were aware that a fourth film featuring Tom Holland, which might be the first part of another trilogy, is currently at the very start of the development and ideation stage. The matter of its release remained unanswered.
However, now with this report, we can assume that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures both are narrowing down on dates when they can finally remove the veil of mystery that shrouds Spider-Man 4. July 12, 2024, allegedly seems to be their best bet.
The specific year of choice becomes quite interesting and may imply some potential crossovers amongst characters of other endeavors. Die-hard fans of Marvel are aware that 2024 sets the stage for several remarkable MCU films and shows, such as Deadpool 3, Daredevil: Born Again, Thunderbolts, Fantastic Four, etc.
Potentially getting to see Wolverine, Deadpool, Daredevil, and Spider-Man in the same year is nothing short of exciting. However, fans are convinced that Peter Parker is destined to cross paths with the superhero quartet comprising Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Susan Storm, and Johnny Storm.
Will Fans Get A Fantastic Four And Spider-Man Crossover?
Known to have shared a great camaraderie with Johnny Storm, Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the comics has teamed up with the superpowered quartet quite a lot. They’ve worked alongside each other on numerous occasions.
Additionally, when the group momentarily disappeared, a new Fantastic Four was assembled which included Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Ghost Rider. These characters were assigned the task of avenging the original team’s “deaths.”
Furthermore, in the first ever What If…? story, Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four and all five of them became the Fantastic Five. This version of the Wall Crawler belonged to Earth-772. The premise was a contemplative spin on the events of the regular 616 timeline, where Peter wanted to be a part of the Fantastic Four. He was primarily looking to earn some money.
When he realized that the team was a non-profit organization, he quite literally told them, “Okay, keep me out of your group!”
Nevertheless, Spidey has more often than not helped the group battle against life-threatening forces that nearly plagued them. Will their bond in the comics translate into the big screen as well?
It would be certainly intriguing to see which direction Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be taken when it comes to a potential crossover opportunity. As for now, the year 2024 seems very enthralling and fans of the MCU are overjoyed to see the future unfold.
While the report claims a July 12th, 2024 release date for Tom Holland’s next solo adventure as the Spider-Man, such statements cannot be ascertained, and neither is it a hundred percent confirmed.
What has been validated, though, is the release of Fantastic Four which is slated for November 8, 2024.
Source: Cosmic Circus