‘All things are possible’ says Sam Raimi of directing a further Spider-Man movie, as he promotes Doctor Strange 2.

Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Morbius lie ahead.

Sam Raimi is undoubtedly one of the godfathers of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did he build up an appetite for superhero movies on the big screen with his Spider-Man trilogy, but current MCU impresario, Kevin Feige cut his teeth as a young executive on those movies too. As such, it’s lovely to see Raimi get a shot at making a film inside the MCU itself. Whilst the upcoming Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness feels like a natural fit for Raimi’s horror roots, there are those out there that would love to see him get his hands on a Spidey movie again.

Raimi’s conclusion to the Spider-Man series wasn’t perhaps as happy a farewell as he would have wished, with a planned fourth film ultimately falling out of favour. Of course, with the multiverse now in play and Tobey Maguire back in the Webhead’s suit once more, narrative possibilities in the MCU are almost endless and as such Raimi has been facing questions about resuscitating that planned fourth Spider-Man film whilst doing promotional duties for Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness.

Whilst speaking to FandangoRaimi considered the possibility of going back to the series of films, stating that ‘”I’ve come to realise after making Doctor Strange that anything is possible, really anything in the Marvel universe, any team-ups. I love Tobey. I love Kirsten Dunst. 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”.

Whilst that doesn’t sound like it’s in any danger of actually happening, Raimi did go on to express his desire to work with Marvel again in some capacity, adding “it’s like the world’s best toy box to be able to play at Marvel. I’d love to come back and tell another tale, especially with the great management they’ve got there.”

With the recently-released Morbius seemingly building up its own continued Spider-Man universe outside of the MCU’s, not to mention the animated Spider-Verse, Raimi may yet have have the opportunity to return to his Spider-Man trilogy in some way.  A lot of time has passed since the series ended though, and whilst last year’s No Way Home demonstrated that interest in the Maguire version of the character is clearly still there, whether the unfinished business the filmmaker has with the series bothers him as much as it used to is debatable.

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