Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Says “Spider-Man 4” Script Being Written for Tom Holland
There’s a very good chance Tom Holland will be swinging into theaters for a fourth time as Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed the news in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the script for Holland’s fourth turn your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is currently being written.
This is major news considering the fate of Holland’s tenure as Spider-Man was in some doubt after completing his initial trilogy with the critical and commercial smash hit Spider-Man: No Way Home. That film was an absolute monster success, earning more than $1 billion worldwide (the first pandemic release to do so) and invigorating fans with a multiverse-spanning, multiple Spider-Man-starring epic that saw the return of both Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their respective iterations as Peter Parker. It would have been a perfect swan song for Holland’s time as Spidey if he’d wanted to hang up his web-shooters, but it sounds as if that’s not happening yet.
“All I will say is that we have the story,” Feige told EW about Holland returning for a fourth Spider-Man. “We have big ideas for that, and our writers are just putting pen to paper now.”
In this same, bountiful EW interview, Feige revealed that Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated MCU movie ever, which confirms the promise that screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and director Shawn Levy had made that the third film in the franchise would be as hardcore as the previous two. It was also confirmed that The Crown star Emma Corrin would be playing the film’s villain, and everyone knows the film will team up Ryan Reynolds’s Merc with the Mouth with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, a pairing that Reynolds has been clamoring for since he first took up the Deadpool mantle in 2016.
In fact, Feige was an associate producer on the very first X-Men, which was Jackman’s debut as Wolverine, and he enthused to EW about now leading Marvel Studios for Jackman’s return.
“I remember sitting behind the camera — well behind the camera — at [Hugh’s] audition for the film,” Feige told EW. “It was his first on-set audition, and he flew up to Toronto to do a read with Anna Paquin. For him, and for me, and I think for all of the fans of Marvel, it’s unbelievable what has happened in those 23 years.”
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Featured image: Tom Holland is Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.