SPIDER-MAN 4: Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Would Be Happy To Direct... "If They Allow Us"

SPIDER-MAN 4: Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Would Be Happy To Direct... "If They Allow Us"

Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have addressed the recent Spider-Man 4 rumors, and the pair would be more than happy to helm the movie if given the opportunity...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 22, 2024 08:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man

As Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios continue the search for a director to helm Spider-Man 4 (as in, the fourth solo movie featuring Tom Holland's web-slinger), several names have been rumored to be in contention to land the gig, including Bad Boys For Life duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

The filmmakers are no strangers to the superhero genre, having previously helmed episodes of Disney+'s Ms. Marvel and Warner Bros.' Batgirl movie - which was infamously scrapped as a tax write-off and will likely never see the light of day.

While speaking to Variety, El Arbi and Fallah were asked about the Spider-Man rumors, and while they didn't confirm whether they've actually had talks with the studios, it sounds like they'd be very happy to board the project - if given the opportunity.

"That’d be cool, if they allow us. If they ask us," said El Arbi. "We love Spider-Man and we love New York," added Fallah.

The directors were also asked about Batgirl. Is there any chance a version of the movie might be released some day?

"We don’t know what’s going to happen," said El Arbi. "As far as we’re concerned, it’s always going to be in some vault somewhere, and you’ve got to just move on and look to the future. But it means a lot that the audience watched this movie and had this reaction and we have their trust. Now, the audience can gauge what we can do or what our talent is, and hopefully that they will be there in the future for our next project."

Rumors aside, we still know very little about how Spider-Man 4 is shaping up. Sony's Tom Rothman and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige are believed to have had some disagreements when it comes to the overall plot, with the latter hoping to scale the Multiverse elements back for a smaller story. Rothman, meanwhile, is said to want to capitalize on No Way Home's success by bringing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield back as their respective takes on Peter Parker.

Holland will, of course, return as the MCU's Spidey alongside Zendaya as MJ, but the actor is believed to be "growing wary" of playing the iconic hero, so this could be his final solo outing as the wall-crawler - though he will almost certainly play a part in one of both of the upcoming Avengers films.

"We have the best in the business working toward whatever the story might be," Holland said in a recent interview. "But until we’ve cracked it, we have a legacy to protect," Holland explained. "The third movie was so special in so many ways that we need to make sure we do the right thing."

No Way Home scribes Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are writing the script.

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lazlodaytona - 6/22/2024, 8:38 AM

LSHF - 6/22/2024, 8:41 AM
Stand in line.

May the best one/team win.
harryba11zack - 6/22/2024, 8:46 AM
hell no.
Vigor - 6/22/2024, 9:01 AM
@jerryblake - I enjoyed bad boys 1-3
But bad boys 4 was terrible
jerryblake - 6/22/2024, 9:07 AM
@Vigor - I would need to rewatch the previous movies. Still, i think "Ride or Die'' would end up up at the bottom of my list. Mostly because of weak main villain and not so good jokes. The jokes felt rather flat.
"For life" was better.
Origame - 6/22/2024, 8:57 AM
They're desperate to make this a thing. It's not gonna be a thing.
jerryblake - 6/22/2024, 9:00 AM
Why not. Spider-Man or Blade. Those guys have a lot of energy. The only thing that i did not like in their Bad Boys movies was the humour. Still, the action is pretty good.
BobbyDrake - 6/22/2024, 9:01 AM
I’m sure they’re probably at the top of Disney’s list!!!
WhateverItTakes - 6/22/2024, 9:03 AM
We all know their views on hiring whites so they have a good chance
comicfan100 - 6/22/2024, 9:32 AM
@WhateverItTakes - Most of Disney's behind the screen talent is still mostly white, so...
comicfan100 - 6/22/2024, 9:32 AM
@WhateverItTakes - And why are you bring that up anyway? Stop making everything about race.
WhateverItTakes - 6/22/2024, 10:17 AM
@comicfan100 - I suggest you go on twitter and search for Michael Giordano. Try and defend this
ObserverIO - 6/22/2024, 1:09 PM
@WhateverItTakes - Didn't he score Spider-Man: Homecoming?
TheVisionary25 - 6/22/2024, 9:54 AM
Given their work on Bad Boys and Ms Marvel , I would be down for it!!.

They would especially bring a stylistic flair to it that could be fun imo.

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TheShellyMan - 6/22/2024, 10:36 AM
I'm surprised Spider-Man 4 still hasn't found a director yet. Since Bad Boys: Ride Or Die is making bank, I won't be surprised if Sony is considering them after them just saying that...
bobevanz - 6/22/2024, 11:02 AM
Yay more tv directors 🥴
cubrn - 6/22/2024, 1:52 PM
@bobevanz - Steven Spielberg started as a TV director as did the Russos. And Ridley Scott.
CoHost - 6/23/2024, 3:33 AM
@cubrn - James Cameron started directing f---ing Piranha 2!
PaKent - 6/22/2024, 11:32 AM
KronDonthe3rd - 6/22/2024, 11:32 AM
"If they allow us" why in gods name would they?
DocSpock - 6/22/2024, 11:48 AM

They made a hit movie about black guys! They are super DEI diverse!

Hire them immediately to run the movie with our one character whose movies still make a billion dollars! What could go wrong?

We can make Spider-Man just as awesome and unprofitable as the Marvels!! Yippeee!!!!

mpk1988 - 6/22/2024, 11:50 AM
What have they really done that would even merit this? GTFO
Thing94 - 6/22/2024, 12:12 PM
@mpk1988 - Hahaha!
Thing94 - 6/22/2024, 12:13 PM
I allow them to go make me a sandwich
Izaizaiza - 6/22/2024, 12:37 PM
I haven't seen many, if any of their films. They did the last two bad boys movies, right? Those any good?
BlackStar25 - 6/23/2024, 1:14 AM
@Izaizaiza - Yeah. They were pretty good.
BlackBolt84 - 6/24/2024, 8:18 AM
NEWSFLASH: Two directors nobody wants within spitting distance of a Spider-Man production hereby announce their interest in being hired for this extremely lucrative business venture!

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