With fans still talking about Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) to this day, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) swinging into theaters today, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (a widely-anticipated video game) coming out later this year, it’s shaping up to be the year of the spider.
At every turn, it seems that there’s more content on its way from Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, and Sony Pictures.
However, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s iteration of Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) may be in for some disappointing news.
It’s no secret that the Writers Guild of America has been on strike since May 2. As a result, multiple Spider-Man spin-off projects have been delayed indefinitely. Now, another Spider-Man project has been added to the list.
Yesterday, The Crowded Room (2023), an Apple TV series, premiered. Fans of Tom Holland will know that he portrays the show’s main character, Danny Sullivan.
While walking the red carpet for the premiere, Tom Holland spoke with Variety regarding the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Peter Parker.
As he spoke with Variety, he revealed that while the very beginnings of production had begun for a ‘Spider-Man 4’ film had been happening, those efforts have been put on hold indefinitely:
I can’t talk about that, but I can say that we have been having meetings. We’ve put the meetings on pause in solidarity with the writers…There’s been multiple conversations had, but at this point it’s very, very early stages.
While it may be disappointing news at first, it’s still comforting to know that a movie is still coming, even if it’s coming later than anyone expected.
It’s also comforting to hear that Marvel Studios is pausing production for the sake of solidarity with the writers on strike. Hopefully, the Writers Guild of America makes headway soon and earns the respect and compensation they deserve.
Until then, projects like the unnamed ‘Spider-Man 4‘ film will be put on the shelf indefinitely.