Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally hit theaters worldwide, and in doing so, has quickly become one of the biggest movies of all time. After the way that Far From Home ended, fans have been dying to see Peter Parker's story continue; little did everyone know it would also see the return of fan-favorite villains such as Alfred Molina's Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin.
It's clear that this new installment in Spidey's franchise has hit all the right notes for fans. Along with its financial success, the project has also received extremely high praise from critics and fans alike.
One would assume that, because of all this, work has begun on a sequel. However, despite reports of a sequel being officially underway, the No Way Home screenwriters say they haven't heard anything about the project.
Are The Writer's Returning For Spider-Man 4?
In an Interview with FandomWire, Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers discussed the potential for the story to continue past the franchise's third installment.
When asked if they are already involved in the next chapter for Tom Holland's story, Sommers says that they "truly don't know" anything about what comes next. and that "[they] are not aware of any future projects in the works:"
"This is one where we don't have to say that we're not allowed to say because we truly don't know. To my knowledge, I'm not aware of any future projects in the works. That doesn't mean they don't exist, but that's nothing that you know anyone has talked to Chris and I about. I certainly hope so. I love Tom as Spider-Man. I hope there's more, and I would love nothing more than to be involved. But at this point, we don't know.
When asked directly if he would return for the next project if asked, Sommers responded with a quick and concise: "Yes."
The Continuation of Spider-Man's Story
Warning - the rest of this article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Despite Tom Holland's ominous words recently, given how No Way Home ends, there's almost no way his story doesn't continue. After all, with all the work the actor has put into the role, it would be a true disservice to the character if he were never to come back.
Seeing as both Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna wrote all three of the MCU Spider-Man films, it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone when they inevitably get that call for Spider-Man 4, provided they haven't already. There's always the chance they might be using the Andrew Garfield trick.
The end of the film puts Peter in the perfect place that gives the future writers a nearly blank canvas to do whatever they want for the character going forward.
Given the Venom post-credits bit, the first thing fans might expect is to see the MCU take on the symbiote, which would be a great next step for this Peter Parker. Given all that rage and loneliness he'll be grappling with, he would make a perfect host for the infamous alien leech.
On top of that, there's still the Scorpion plotline Marvel Studios needs to pick back up. With the increased presence of J. Jonah Jameson, whose character is intrinsically linked to the creation of the famous villain, the probability of this finally happening is higher than ever before.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters worldwide.