In Spider-Man: No Way Home’s final scene, audiences see Spider-Man in a brand new red and blue suit swinging through the streets of NYC, and, as the script says, “Peter Parker is no more, but Spider-Man lives on…”
The next Spider-Man film will be a fresh start for the character, but who, where, and when this is going to happen remains unclear.
Will Tom Holland Return as Spider-Man?
During press for No Way Home after the movie was released, Holland was surprisingly non-committal about returning to the character. Holland praised the way his trilogy ended and said, “part of me like it’s the perfect time to jump off the building and swing off into the sunset.”
When Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios came to another two-picture agreement (one Spider-Man film, and one MCU film that Holland would appear in), it seemed that the future was bright for Spider-Man’s place in the franchise.
Fast-forward to Summer 2022 and there is no formal update on a Spider-Man 4 movie; there’s not even news on whether the two studios have come to another character-sharing agreement.
When Will Spider-Man 4 Release?
Marvel CCO Kevin Feige stood up on stage at Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con and not only revealed Phase 5 of the MCU but also teased Phase 6 and the culmination of the Multiverse Saga.
Despite all the excitement, Spider-Man wasn’t mentione, besides briefly in a post-panel interview.
Considering the contractual circumstances and the fact that this next film would likely begin a new trilogy, that seems unlikely. Here’s the current MCU film schedule for Phase 5:
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023
The Marvels – July 28, 2023
Blade – November 3, 2023
Captain America: New World Order – May 3, 2024
Thunderbolts – July 26, 2024
Despite the summer season already being crowded, Sony Pictures could be eyeing a Summer 2024 release date. This would be roughly two and a half years after No Way Home and return the character to a season he has often been released during. The release months of Spider-Man since the 2002 original are May (three), June (one), July (three), and December (one).