When is the Spider-Man 4 release date? We’ve now seen Spidey (Tom Holland) face the perils of the infinite multiverse and battle a collection of deadly enemies. Inevitably, though, insatiable fans have already started wondering when we’ll get a new Spider-Man movie set in the MCU.
To be fair, fans and journalists were unsure if No Way Home would be the final outing for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man before the movie was released. That said, recent comments from the Spider-Man cast and crew suggest that while Spidey may be bloodied and bruised, he’s not done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. So, we’ve scoured the web (pun not intended) to bring you everything we know about the Spider-Man 4 release date, cast, plot, and more.
Are they making a Spider-Man 4?
Yes, Sony is making Spider-Man 4. However, work on the upcoming film is moving slowly. Spidey producer Amy Pascal told Variety at the end of May 2023 that while the film was in active development, work stalled on the project as a result of the 2023 Writers Strike, which ended in September 2023.
“Are we going to make another movie? Of course we are,” Pascal explained. “We’re in the process, but the Writers Strike, nobody is working during the strike. We’re all supporters, and whenever they get themselves together, we’ll get started.”
With the strikes over, we should start hearing more about the film in the near future.
Spider-Man 4 release date speculation
It’s possible that Spider-Man 4 will be released on June 27, 2025, although there’s no official release date yet.
We say June 27, 2025, with extreme optimism since Deadline reported that Sony had dated two untitled Marvel movies for November 8, 2024, and June 27, 2025. However, let’s be honest: 2025 is a very short time to get everything done since (as mentioned above) it looks like filming will only take place in 2024.
Considering all the editing that needs to be done for a superhero movie, the crew will be working overtime to keep up with the schedule. Holland also admitted during a meeting with Variety that the film wasn’t very far along before the 2023 Writers Strike began.
“I can’t talk about that, but I can say that we have been having meetings,” Holland said. “We’ve put the meetings on pause in solidarity with the writers. There’s been multiple conversations had, but at this point, it’s very, very early stages.”
It’s safe to say that our current 2025 estimate for a release date is very generous, considering all the contracts, post-production, and work that needs to be done. It isn’t an impossible task, but to be safe, keep your 2026 calendars open, too.
Who is in the Spider-Man 4 cast?
It was recently reported Marvel and Sony are keen to reunite the winning team behind the first trilogy. That means bringing back Tom Holland, Zendaya, and director Jon Watts.
A speculative Spider-Man 4 cast list:
- Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker
- Zendaya as Mary Jane
- Jacob Batalon as Ned
During an interview with ET, Holland basically said he’ll keep making Spider-Man movies as long as he can.
“I think as long as we can do justice to Peter Parker. As long as we can keep elevating and making the films better and making them mean more, then I’ll be there,” Holland explained. “I’d be stupid to say that I wouldn’t be the luckiest kid alive if I got to do it again. There’s stuff going on, but we’ll have to just wait and see what happens.”
That said, in November 2023, Holland revealed more about the future of the franchise, explaining that he would only return for a fourth film if the story was right.
“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,” Holland told journalists at the Critics Choice Association (via Collider). “Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing.”
“I feel very protective over Spider-Man,” Holland continued. “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.”
As of December 2023, it seems as though Sony hasn’t managed to secure Jon Watts just yet, and the studio’s rumored to be considering other directors to helm the movie if Watts chooses not to return. Drew Goddard, who created the Daredevil series for Netflix, is supposedly in the frame to take over after Watts, but maybe take that with a pinch of salt.
What will Spider-Man 4 be about?
While no specific plot details have been announced for Spider-Man 4, it could pick up where No Way Home’s post-credit scene left off, and Peter somehow ends up bonded to the piece of the Venom symbiote left behind when Eddie Brock was sent back to his universe.
In theory, the film could then tell a truncated version of the Venom storyline, with Peter eventually rejecting the symbiotic costume before battling the MCU version of Venom. However, that’s not how we think things will play out.
Why? Well, that’s a little closer to the plot of the dreadful Spider-Man 3, and we don’t think Marvel Studios wants to waste an iconic Marvel character like Venom when they can be a little more ambitious with the character.
We still expect Spider-Man 4 to introduce the black suit, but we think the film will tell a relatively grounded story (Especially compared to the bombast of No Way Home) with Peter fighting someone like Kraven or the Kingpin, which brings him into contact with the alien suit.
The film won’t end with Peter rejecting the suit. Instead, he’ll embrace its power, not knowing it’s corrupting him, setting up not one but two sequels, which will give Watts the time and space necessary to do the Venom storyline justice.
Are we wishlisting ideas now? Yes, yes, we are.
Who will be the villain in Spider-Man 4?
Holland has suggested he’d like the Spider-Man 4 villain to be Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin or Madame Web, which is very interesting because she’s not traditionally a baddie.
D’Onofrio, who is now officially canon in the MCU after appearing in Hawkeye, has spoken about his desire to take on the web-slinger. During an interview with The Sarah O’Connell Show, the actor said: “I think that would be really, really fun. I want it as much as everybody does, so we’ll see.”
With D’onofrio set to appear in Daredevil season 4, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him again, and a future Spider-Man film is an obvious fit.
There have also been a number of rumors surrounding Jacob Batalon’s Ned Leeds. A number of publications want to know if he’ll play the Marvel villain Hobgoblin in a future Spidey movie, but in an interview with Variety, he refused to be drawn on it.
“From all my years of working for Marvel, I feel like I’ve learned to just not say anything,” he said. “I can’t really speak on things and then say something that might actually be true, and then I ruin something, you know what I mean?”
Is there a Spider-Man 4 trailer?
We think early 2025 is the likely window for a Spider-Man 4 trailer, but there isn’t one yet as they haven’t even finished writing the film yet.
If we’re right about that 2025 Marvel Phase 5 release date, we wouldn’t expect to see a trailer until late December 2024. If you’re desperate for something Spidey-related to watch, revisit the No Way Home trailer below.
Where can I watch Spider-Man 4?
When Spider-Man 4 is finally released, it will almost certainly be a theatrical exclusive like other Marvel movies.
After that, we imagine it will follow a similar pattern to the other Spider-Man movies in order and go to Starz before eventually making its way to Disney Plus.
If you want to know more about the MCU’s Wallcrawler, check out our guide, breaking down everything you need to know about the Venom 3 release date as well as the Spider-Verse 3 release date. We’ve not forgotten Sony’s other Spidey spin-offs, though, and have articles all about the upcoming Kraven the Hunter release date as well as the Madame Web release date.