Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal has opened up about the status of Spider-Man 4 starring Tom Holland, but her update isn’t exactly what fans were hoping for.
Ever since Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters in December 2021, fans of Marvel’s web-slinging hero have been anxiously awaiting word of what the future might hold for the hero and the franchise.
While No Way Home seemed to bring an end to the original trilogy of films, it left fans with a lot of unresolved questions due in large part to the way in which the film ended. After turning to Doctor Strange for help cleaning up the mess Mysterio caused when he revealed Peter’s identity to the world, the film ends with the world forgetting who Peter Parker is.
This helps Peter regain his anonymity with the world no longer knowing he’s Spider-man. However, it also causes both MJ and Ned to forget Peter’s existence as well leaving fans to wonder whether the pair will ever get their memories back and just how much else has changed in this new timeline as a result of Strange’s spell.
In the time that has passed since No Way Home‘s release, there has been little news about the plans for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with a lot of vague teases from studio brass hinting that a fourth film would be coming. However, the latest update from one of the producers behind the Spider-Man franchise has come forward to share both an exciting yet shocking update on the status of the character’s future.
Is Spider-Man 4 happening with Tom Holland?
Although neither Marvel or Sony has officially confirmed its plans for the Spider-Man franchise following the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, longtime producer Amy Pascal has revealed a fourth film is in the works. Unfortunately, planning for the film has come to a complete halt due to the ongoing writers’ strike.
Speaking with Variety at the premiere of Across the Spider-Verse, Pascal revealed that we’re going to indeed see a fourth film in the franchise starring Tom Holland. However, due to the strike all conversations about the film have come to a stop as “nobody is working.”
"“Are we going to make another movie? Of course, we are,” Pasal revealed before adding. “We’re in the process, but the writers’ strike, nobody is working during the strike. We’re all being supporters and whenever they get themselves together, we’ll get started.”"
Given we don’t know how long the writers’ strike will last, it’s hard to know when we might get an official update on what Marvel and Sony have planned for Holland’s Spidey franchise. However, it’s incredibly promising to know that there are plans for a fourth film in the franchise that will continue the story and hopefully provide some resolution to No Way Home‘s many unresolved plotlines.