James Wan Reportedly Added to List of ‘Spider-Man 4’ Director Candidates

James Wan Reportedly Added to List of Spider Man 4 Director Candidates

The MCU has an extensive lineup of upcoming movies, despite recent bumps in quality. Discussions about reducing output have emerged due to fan fatigue with lower-quality content. However, Spider-Man remains a consistently lucrative franchise, drawing audiences regardless of format.

Months ago, ‘Spider-Man 4’ was confirmed to be in development. Initially, there were rumors of Watts returning to direct, but he, along with Drew Goddard and Justin Lin, pursued other projects instead.

The latest rumors suggest that Sam Raimi is in talks to direct the next MCU installment. Additionally, according to MyTimeToShineHello, the studio is eyeing James Wan for the project.

Beginning with the SAW franchise in 2004, Wan debuted as a director, which soared to a massive commercial success, grossing over $1 billion globally. Despite facing challenges, he further solidified his success with the ‘Insidious’ and ‘Conjuring’ series. Additionally, Wan helmed ‘Furious 7,‘ ‘Aquaman,’ and its sequel, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ both surpassing the $1 billion mark. As of 2021, Wan ranks as the 16th highest-grossing director worldwide, with his films collectively grossing over $3.7 billion.

While Wan’s track record is impressive, it’s clear his passion lies in horror movies, leaving uncertainty about his role in the upcoming Spider-Man narrative.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the forthcoming story is heavily rumored to focus on street-level characters, including Daredevil and Kingpin.

The screenplay for ‘Spider-Man 4’ is still in progress, with the film targeting a late 2024 production start. This suggests a release date in 2026 or possibly later.

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