When Sony Pictures sent out Tom Holland to promote Spider-Man: No Way Home and Uncharted, the actor repeatedly made it clear he wasn't signed up for any future Spider-Man movies and was considering leaving the role behind.
It felt like a public negotiating tactic and one which seemingly paid off as Holland shared a very positive update on Spider-Man 4 while recently discussing Apple TV+'s The Crowded Room.
Unfortunately, he also confirmed that discussions had been halted as a result of the WGA strike (and since then, SAG-AFTRA members have joined writers on the picket lines). Now, though, we have a small update on where things stand with Spider-Man 4.
According to one reliable insider, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are returning to the MCU for this next chapter. The draft they wrote before the strikes was supposedly "very good," no great surprise after their past work.
It's previously been rumoured that Spider-Man 4 will serve as a sequel to both No Way Home and Daredevil: Born Again.
In the movie, Peter Parker - now a street-level superhero akin to his comic book counterpart - is expected to team up with the Man Without Fear to take down Mayor Wilson Fisk as the Kingpin of Crime sets out to bring an end to vigilantes.
We're sure Fisk will enlist some superpowered help, though, and this movie could be a good place for the Scorpion to finally make his presence felt. Nothing is confirmed at this point, of course, so we'll just have to wait and see.
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