The last two films to be released within the MCU have been arguably the franchise''s biggest solo films ever, mostly because to their use of the Multiverse. Sam Raimi just delivered Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is already making waves in the theaters, while Jon Watts took Spider-Man: No Way Home to unprecedented levels, along with two other Spideys, and a host of classic villains.
Raimi has a strong connection to Spider-Man franchiseas as he directed the original Tobey Maguire-led trilogy from 2002 to 2007, which included three villains and went on trial in No Way Home. The reorganization of Raimi''s trilogy has since come to an end, alongside the MCU.
While Tom Holland is expected to continue playing the web-slinger in the next Spider-Man 4, there are also fans requesting that Raimi return to the director''s chair for another round of wall-crawling remarks. Raimi recently addressed that notion during press for Doctor Strange 2, offering revealing but helpful responses to the notion of him taking over the series.
Sam Raimi on Tom Holland''''s Spider-Man 4
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Doctor Strange, the director of The Multiverse of Madness Sam Raimi talked about his views on the Marvel Cinematic Universe''s Spider-Man trilogy.
The filmmaker described No Way Home as a "a complete audience thrill ride" and said it was incredible to see the stars from his own films returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, even if he still loves Spider-Man and Tom Holland''s Spidey movies, he admitted that he would have to meet Tobey Maguire if he were to direct another Spidey film:
I loved No Way Home.I thought it was a complete audience thrill ride. The crowd I was with were ooh-ing and ahh-ing. It was a pleasure seeing my old friends again. I love Spider-Man. It would probably have to be with Tobey or hed break my neck.
Raimi spoke with Screen Rant, where he confirmed that no plans for him to film a fourth Spider-Man film with Maguire were met. He reiterated how successful the MCU''s films have been, adding that it''s something he hasn''t done at this time:
"I currently have no intentions to do Spider-Man 4. And they''re so successful with the new Spider-Man series that I don''t know if it''s going to happen or not. I haven''t pursued that."
No Team-Up for Raimi and Holland
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have earned exceptional fame for their work on the Spider-Man trilogy, which was completed before the MCU even opened on the big screen. Until then, Holland is taking charge of the role and discovering his own incredible success as the Spider-Man, and it appears only natural that another person so involved in cinema would discuss the subject.
Raimi''s connections to his own leading actor after No Way Home haven''t been forgotten. Especially with Raimi''s now finished up his own MCU project in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he looks confident with what Sony has made about him continuing with his own franchise.
For the time being, Tom Holland''s Spider-Man 4 is the only Spider-like movie that has been confirmed to be in production for Sony, although no details have been established about its production schedule or release date within the MCU. Whether Raimi can return to his own franchise is also a mystery, but the director is happy with the hero''s current trajectory either way.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now appearing on international theaters.