Sam Raimi Says He Hasn’t Been Asked To Direct ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ Or ‘Spider-Man 4’

Ever since he directed Doctor Strange & the Multiverse of Madness, Sam Raimi’s name has been linked to another Marvel project. Avengers: Secret Wars continues to have no director, but Raimi has been a popular wish list pick for fans. However, Raimi insists that Marvel has never asked him, although he would be open to it.

Raimi told ScreenGeek while promoting his upcoming film Boy Kills World, which he’s a producer on…

“I love 90% of the Marvel heroes that I’ve read in the great Stan Lee Marvel Universe comic books. I would love to work with Marvel again. They haven’t reasonably asked me to. I hope they had a good experience with me. They haven’t asked me yet. I hope they do.”

Raimi also shot down rumors that he’s working on a Spider-Man 4, saying “Well, I haven’t heard about that yet” when asked.

He added, “I did read that, but I’m not actually working on it yet. I mean, Marvel and Columbia are so successful with current Spider-Man [movies], and the track there, and I don’t know that they’re going to go back to me, and say, ‘Well, folks, we can also tell that story!'”

Sounds like Raimi is more than open to working with Marvel again. All they have to do is ask and make a proper offer.

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.