Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sony Pictures is currently working on making a Spider-Man universe by making solo movies around Spider-Man’s most iconic villains, and for now, it is working but how far Sony could go with just the villains and no Spider-Man. That question can finally be put to rest as Sony has a chance to build a brilliant Spider-Verse while also making the fans of the webslinger very happy. Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield‘s versions of Spider-Man in Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man universe (MCU) and that paid off pretty big as No Way Home is currently the sixth biggest movie ever. After the film, fans of the webslinger are hoping for more Garfield and Maguire’s Spider-Man, and that may be the answer to Sony’s Spider-Man problem.
Sony started in 2018 with their first Spider-Man villain film based on the iconic Venom, and after that, they have made a sequel to Venom with a film about Morbius starring Jared Leto as the titular character coming this year. Sony in their own right has done a good job in making the universe for the villains of the webslinger but now if they produce the fourth Sam Raimi Spider-Man film and also The Amazing Spider-Man 3, they can resolve their big issue that is the missing case of Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse. Both incarnations of the webslinger have more stories to tell one more than the other, but still, the return of these actors as the iconic Spider-Man could be big for Sony.
In No Way Home, MCU’s Spider-Man (Holland) makes a pretty big mistake and brings iconic villains from Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and also from The Amazing Spider-Man films as well as the other two Spider-Man. Then both of the Spider-Men help Holland’s Peter Parker to send the villains back to their universes without killing them, and in the end, Garfield and Maguire’s Spider-Man go back to their own universes. But to resolve all the problems Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has to cast a spell that will erase every Peter Parker memory from everybody in the MCU.
Making new movies on Maguire and Garfield’s versions of Spider-Man gives Sony a chance for other crossover films in which we will be able to see the trio again. Because MCU’s Phase 4 is about the multiverse, which provides Holland’s Spider-Man enough reason to swing into other universes. While Maguire’s Spider-Man’s story seems to be completed with his version of the webslinger being happy with his life as he tells it in No Way Home, there is still plenty more story creators could pull from the source material and we can also see Peter Parker and Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) happy at last and if the creator of the film is Raimi, there’s a big chance that it will be amazing and take us down a path that will make us forget the third installment in his trilogy and when it comes to Garfield’s version of Spider-Man there is so much more story to tell after his brilliant and emotional performance in No Way Home, which indicated that he went through a dark time after Gwen’s (Emma Stone) death and even though he has a pretty good redemption arc in No Way Home, the grief doesn’t just go away.
So, Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 could give Sony a chance at a perfectly enjoyable Spider-Verse and without it, there is a big chance that it will fall apart as the DCEU did. So, Sony hears the fans and just makes the sequels.