After months (and months, and more months) of speculation, Marvel fans were ecstatic when Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire actually did show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster, Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), blowing the Marvel Multiverse wide open in a way it never has been before on film.
Seeing the trio of “Spider-Men” from different generations together for the first time was both nostalgic and forward-looking for Marvel fans, many of whom are now calling for Maguire’s version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man to return for one more film, directed by Sam Raimi.
The Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (2022) director oversaw Maguire’s Sony Pictures Spider-Man trilogy between 2002 and 2007.
Maguire reportedly wants to reprise his iconic role again, and fans agree.
Twitter user Mo wrote:
I want Spider-Man 4 with Sam Raimi in full control. I know you won’t disappoint fans, Sony. #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4
— mo (@zacksnyder_fan) January 5, 2022
The same social media user posted a graphic that beseeches Sony executives to create a film similar to Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men saga:
Make a Logan-style Spider-Man movie with Maguire. Don’t tie in with any cinematic universe what-so-ever [sic: whatsoever]. Just do a rough, beautiful, emotional tale about an older Spidey. Have Sam Raimi direct. Give him full control. Watch the box office explode.
The #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4 hashtag has exploded, with numerous fan accounts like Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst Web sharing their thoughts about a fourth movie:
In 2017, Kirsten Dunst wanted ‘Spider-Man 4’:
I wanted to be in that movie so badly. I loved it, and I wish we could have made a fourth.
In 2017, Kirsten Dunst wanted 'Spider-Man 4':
— Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst Web (@TobeyKirstenWeb) January 5, 2022
If they green light Spider-Man 4 starring Tobey Maguire and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 starring Andrew Garfield I’ll probably cry tears of joy #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4 #SpiderManNoWayHome
If they green light Spider-Man 4 starring Tobey Maguire and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 starring Andrew Garfield I’ll probably cry tears of joy #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4 #SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/oFpNVc6Ebd
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) January 5, 2022
Binge Watch This summed up nearly everyone’s thoughts, writing simply:
Alright Sony, it’s time to #MakeRaimiSpiderMan4! (Via: @Maui2002CL)
— Binge Watch This (@BingeWatchThis_) January 5, 2022
At this time, there has been no official confirmation of any future Spider-Man projects. However, producer Amy Pascal has teased a second Tom Holland trilogy collaboration between Sony Pictures and Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios.
Fans online, however, are not deterred by the lack of confirmation and are continuing their quest to make #MakeSamRaimiSpiderMan4 a reality by trending on social.
More on Spider-Man: No Way Home
Joining Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) in the film.
Are you hoping for a fourth Tobey Maguire Spider-Man installment?