‘Spider-Man 4′ Needs Right Script For Tom Holland To Return: “I Won’t Make Another One For The Sake Of Making Another One’

While many Marvel fans out there act as if a sequel to Spider-Man: No Way Home is a sure thing, Tom Holland sure doesn’t think so. And he’s kindof important to the process, y’know? According to Holland, who discussed Spider-Man and other topics with the Critics Choice Association (of which I’m a member), a script for Spider-Man 4 hasn’t been written that would get hime back into the Spidey suit.

“All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character. Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing.”

Holland continued, “I feel very protective over Spider-Man. I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy. So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character.”

Writers wrote themselves into a bit of a corner with the last film. Released in 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home save the Multiverse by erasing himself from everyone’s memory, including the people he cares about most. The film went on to earn $1.9B at the box office, the highest-grossing of the year. Still, the conclusion makes for a tough starting point for a sequel.

On the plus side,Holland sounds like he wants to get Spider-Man 4 done. He’s not one of the many Marvel actors who had one foot out of the door already before they left.

“If we can figure that out, I would be a fool not to put the suit back on again because I owe everything to Spider-Man. I love the character and the people I get to work with. So, I would love to tell another story, but I’ll only tell it if we can find the right one.”

Sony/Marvel have an open date slot in June 2025 that some think is being held for Spider-Man 4, but with things in a state of flux at Marvel right now, who knows how things will turn out for the webhead.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.