After No Way Home, fans have been asking for Sony to make both Spider-Man 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3. But which movie should Sony go for first?
Spider-Man 4: Tobey Is Still The Definitive Spider-Man for Many
For most of us folks, it was Tobey Maguire‘s Peter Parker we grew up watching. It was Maguire who still remains the greatest Spider-Man because of the nostalgia factor. We saw him blossom into a full-fledged superhero across three movies while most of us were still in high school. Maguire returning for Spider-Man 4 would only bring back a majority of the movie going populace that have grown an aversion to superhero films as of late. Sony may capture back a big chunk of the market with Spider-Man 4.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Garfield Is The Most Balanced Spider-Man
While Tobey Maguire remains everyone’s favorite because of we grew up watching him, we have to give credit where it is due. Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is perhaps the greatest of them all on-screen. Garfield managed to do the impossible by maintaining a perfect balance between his Peter Parker persona and Spider-Man, coming the closest to comic book accuracy. We saw glimpses of how well-versed he is as Spider-Man in No Way Home. There’s a reason fans are clamoring for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. No Way Home proved the dude’s got talent and was done a disservice.
Spider-Man 4: A Chance To Bring Old Man Spider-Man
Like we said, the nostalgia factor can play a huge role in making a movie a box office giant. Just look at Logan. It was the last and final ballad of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. And it became a commercial and critical success. On the same lines, if Sony moves ahead with a Spider-Man 4 project, we could see an aged Spider-Man trying his best to keep New York safe. It may be the last and final Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie. That’s enough reason for fans to clock to the theaters.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3: There’s A Lot Of Dangling Storylines
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 left a lot of stories hanging in the air. Sony was planning to make The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to address those arcs. But since the threequel never happened, fans never got closure. We still don’t know how and why Peter’s father survived, something we only caught a glimpse of in a The Amazing Spider-Man 2 deleted scene. We also need to see how Garfield’s Spider-Man has changed post Gwen’s death. In No Way Home, he hinted that he became more “rageful” and “bitter”. There’s more than enough room for a TASM threequel.
Spider-Man 4: Sam Raimi’s Return
Sam Raimi helped jumpstart the superhero genre with 2002’s Spider-Man. he made two more movies that were just as iconic. His Spider-Man movies revolutionized the superhero genre, eventually paving the way for the MCU and the DCEU. Sam Raimi knowns and understand Spider-Man the best. He already has an incredible rapport with Maguire. The duo would make Spider-Man 4 a legendary success because they understand each other’s vision completely.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Venom Rumors
Last but not the least, let us not forget that there are theories and rumors that Garfield is actually going to return in future Spider-Man films. Maybe Sony intends to make a new Spider-Man movie starring the actor in a lead role. It could very well be The Amazing Spider-Man 3, the story that we were originally promised after TASM 2. but what has even got us more excited is that rumor mills are churning out theories of Garfield’s Spider-Man crossing over into the Venom universe. Some even go so far as to say Venom and Venom 2 happen within the TASM-universe. This changes things radically and hypes us up even more.