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Sam Raimi Rumored To Direct Spider-Man: No Way Home Sequel

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Director of the original Spider-Man trilogy Sam Raimi is rumored to be in talks to helm the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home sequel. However, there is no official information about when development on the project will start.

According to World of Reel, Raimi is the top contender to direct the next Sony/Marvel Spider-Man movie.Other names in the running include John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Game Night and Dungeons & Dragons), as well as Jon Favreau (Iron Man). Drew Goddard, who directed the 2011 horror comedy Cabin in the Woods, and Justin Lin, who helmed five movies in the Fast and Furiousfranchise, were previously mentioned but have since signed up for other projects.

Fans were hoping that Raimi would return for a follow-up to his Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man 3. However, the director poured cold water on those hopes at WonderCon. "Well, I haven't heard about that yet," he said when asked about teaming up with Maguire for a fourth installment. "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."

Raimi Wants To Work With Marvel Again

In a separate interview, Raimi expressed his interest in working with Marvel again, with a strong interest in directing Secret Wars, the seventh installment of the Avengers film series."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," he said. "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."

Spider-Man: No Way Home was a huge commercial success, earning $1.9 billion at the global box office. Discussions about a follow-up began soon after its release. However, Sony's Tom Rothman and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige were rumored to have disagreed about the direction of the plot. Feige wanted to scale back the Multiverse elements to focus on a more grounded story, while Rothman wanted to bring back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their respective web crawlers.

Although Tom Holland is believed to be "growing wary" of playing Spider-Man, his version of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man has been praised since his first appearance in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. Released in 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home ended with Peter Parker completely alone after saving his friends and the multiverse. The actor is expected to reprise his role in the fourth installment alongside Zendaya as MJ.

Source: World of Reel

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