MCU Spider-Man 4"s Latest Update Has Me Worried For The Future Of Tom Holland"s Peter Parker

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home's success may put pressure on Spider-Man 4 to match its spectacle, raising concerns among fans.
  • The risk in making Spider-Man 4 bigger with multiverse cameos is that it could overshadow Peter Parker's central story.
  • The hope is that Spider-Man 4 focuses on delivering a good movie rather than just a "significant event" to properly honor Tom Holland's MCU story.
I'm concerned about Tom Holland's Spider-Man 4, especially after the latest update on the upcoming MCU movie. The last MCU Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, wrapped up Holland's trilogy in spectacular fashion. Not only did the No Way Home ending finally complete Peter Parker's origin story - complete with a new spin on Uncle Ben's "with great power comes great responsibility" moment - the movie brought back former cinematic Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
All told, Spider-Man: No Way Home was an event film tying together three generations of web-slingers on the big screen, and it paid off to the tune of $1.916 billion at the worldwide box office. After such massive success, it's no wonder that Sony Motion Pictures Group chairman Tom Rothman would tout the forthcoming Spider-Man 4 as a "significant event." He said:
Let me tell you when the last of the Spider-Verse movies comes with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it’s going to be a significant event, as will the next Tom Holland Spider-Man film.
However, what Rothman considers a significant event doesn't necessarily translate to a good movie. As a Spider-Man fan, I would much prefer a good Spider-Man movie to another No Way Home-style event film, which is why I'm worried about Spider-Man 4.
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Making Spider-Man 4 Go Bigger Than No Way Home Could Be A Mistake Spider-Man: No Way Home Was Already A Major Crossover Close Getting all three modern Spider-Man actors together on the big screen was a major feat for No Way Home. The MCU Spider-Man movies had already become well-known for including small crossovers with the larger franchise, since both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home featured prominent Marvel characters, in addition to Peter Parker. But crossing over with two unconnected film series was unprecedented for the MCU, and it's a stunt that shouldn't be done too often, or it loses its appeal.
If Spider-Man 4 repeats the same type of gimmick - or worse, if they try to go even bigger - the movie risks becoming too much about spectacle and too little about the story. Making a sequel just to make it bigger and more flashy so rarely works out well for Hollywood. To (purposefully incorrectly) quote Jurassic Park, "Your studios were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." It's my hope that Spider-Man 4 doesn't fall prey to this line of thinking.
If Sony were to include more multiverse characters in Spider-Man 4 in an effort to make it a significant event, the cameos would inevitably detract from each other; after all, there's a reason Kirsten Dunst's MJ and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy didn't appear in No Way Home. Beyond that, additional characters would also pull attention away from Holland's central story. Above all else, Spider-Man 4 should be sure to focus on Holland's Peter Parker, and since No Way Home's ending set up a smaller Spider-Man story, it may not make sense for him to have another multiverse adventure. But then that begs the question of how else Spider-Man 4 could be a significant event.
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Homcoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are all available to stream on Disney+.
I'm Worried Spider-Man 4 Will Conclude Tom Holland's MCU Story The Movie Could See Peter Parker Pass The Torch - Or Be Killed Off Close If Spider-Man 4 doesn't go the route of attempting to top No Way Home in terms of multiverse spectacle and legacy cameos, then another way Sony and Marvel could turn it into a significant event is by making it an important chapter in Holland's Peter Parker's story. Since the actor has been in the MCU for eight years and made six movie appearances, the most obvious next step is some form of ending. The only ways heroes have ended their stories in the MCU so far has been through death or passing on their mantle to a new character.
Tom Holland's MCU Movie Appearances
Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home
This makes me worried about Holland's next Spider-Man movie for a different reason than it becoming a multiverse cameo-fest. Despite his years and appearances in the MCU, No Way Home's ending made me think I was finally going to get the Spider-Man movie I've always wanted for Holland - one that doesn't focus too much on other MCU characters like Iron Man and Nick Fury. To have that movie then either kill off Peter Parker or have him pass the torch would feel like the franchise is skipping a step. If the first three movies were Peter's full origin story, then we need at least one proper Spider-Man movie in the MCU.
All I Want Is A Good Spider-Man Movie Please, Sony and Marvel, I'm Begging Close My hope is that Sony and Marvel won't simply make a movie that's a "significant event," but one that is a good Spider-Man movie.
More than anything else, my hope is that Sony and Marvel won't simply make a movie that's a "significant event," but one that is a good Spider-Man movie. There have been so many great Spider-Man movies across the various live-action and animated franchises, and they've varied so drastically that it's clear there are plenty of ways to make a good Spider-Man movie. But what they've all had in common is they've tried to do something new with the Spider-Man character, while still staying true to his roots.
There's certainly the possibility that Spider-Man 4 could tell an excellent story that also happens to include a variety of multiverse cameos, or a version of the movie that sees Peter Parker training a protégé in Miles Morales. But if the studios focus too much on making Spider-Man 4 a "significant event," rather than making it a good movie, then I'm worried about what the film will ultimately become. Hopefully, my concerns will be for naught and Sony and Marvel will deliver a good Spider-Man movie when Spider-Man 4 eventually hits theaters.
Spider-Man Homecoming 4 Spider-Man: Homecoming 4 is the first sequel to the MCU's Spider-Man trilogy starring Tom Holland as the titular wall-crawler. After wiping his identity for the public's memory in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker continues his crime-fighting adventures without the aid of Iron Man technology or the support of his former allies.
Studio(s) Columbia Pictures , Marvel Studios , Pascal Pictures Distributor(s) Sony Cast Tom Holland , Zendaya , Jacob Batalon Franchise(s) Marvel Cinematic Universe , Spider-Man prequel(s) Spider-Man: Homecoming , Spider-Man: Far From Home , Spider-Man: No Way Home Upcoming Marvel Movies
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