Sony’s Twitter Account Responds to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 Requests

With great power comes great tweet-sponsibility. Well, yes, you read it right. Social media went on to light up on Wednesday when Spider-Man filmmaker Sam Raimi said: “anything is possible” about probably returning to helm Spider-Man 4, reuniting with original Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire returning as Spider-Man. Raimi is now set to make his MCU debut with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, igniting a tweetstorm when he revealed to Fandango that the Multiverse does make a lot of things possible — even a 15-plus-years-later sequel to 2007’s Spider-Man 3. But don’t tweet at @Sony: the official social account for Sony is now reminding tweeters that it doesn’t have the power to greenlight​ Spider-Man 4.

“Well this has been fun for our mentions today,” @Sony tweeted Wednesday in response to Raimi’s viral reaction to a hypothetical Spider-Man 4. “friendly reminder, we’re just the social team!”

Sam Raimi Has Teased A Spider-Man Return

Sam Raimi teases return with Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man
Sam Raimi teases a return with Spider-Man 4

When asked about making a return to the Spider-Verse after Maguire came out of Spider-Man retirement​ in Marvel Studios and Sony’s No Way Home, Raimi revealed to Fandango, “I’ve come to realize after making Doctor Strange that anything is possible, really anything in the Marvel universe, and any team-ups.

“I love Tobey. I love Kirsten Dunst,” Raimi said of his Spider-Man stars, who played Peter Parker and Mary Jane across three films between 2002 and 2007. “I think all things are possible. I don’t really have a story or a plan. I don’t know if Marvel would be interested in that right now. I don’t know what their thoughts are about that. I haven’t really pursued that. But it sounds beautiful. Even if it wasn’t a Spider-Man movie, I’d love to work with Tobey again, in a different role.”

Sam Raimi Had Plans For Spider-Man 4!

Will Sam Raimi return for another Spider-Man film?
Can we see another Spider-Man film by Sam Raimi?

Raimi did develop plans for a fourth potential Spider-Man film with Maguire and Kirsten Dunst returning to reprise their roles. The movie was set for a release date of May 6, 2011. The plans for the film were scrapped by Sony ultimately, which went on to reboot the franchise with Andrew Garfield replacing Maguire as a younger version of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

“It really was the most amicable and undramatic of breakups: It was simply that we had a deadline and I couldn’t get the story to work on a level that I wanted it to work. I was very unhappy with Spider-Man 3, and I wanted to make Spider-Man 4 to end on a very high note, the best Spider-Man of them all,” Raimi told Vulture in 2013. “But I couldn’t get the script together in time, due to my own failings, and I said to Sony, ‘I don’t want to make a movie that is less than great, so I think we shouldn’t make this picture. Go ahead with your reboot, which you’ve been planning anyway.’ And [then-Sony co-chairman] Amy Pascal said, ‘Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio’s money, and I appreciate your candor.'”

“So we left on the best of terms, both of us trying to do the best thing for fans, the good name of Spider-Man, and Sony Studios,” Raimi said.

Starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Benedict Wong as Sorcerer Supreme Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will open in theaters on May 6.


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