Spider-Man 4 script was completed before the movie was canceled – the movie script for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 was completely done before the project was ultimately cancelled in 2010, with the studio deciding to go for a reboot instead.
Spider-Man 4 script was completely done
Spreaking to Screen Rant during an interview promoting the new movie Scream; writer James Vanderbilt, who worked on The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, reflected on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, revealing that the movie script for the initially planned movie was already completed back then before it got cancelled.
Spider-Man 4 would’ve picked up right where Spider-Man 3 left off, with Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson reconciling while grieving the death of their best friend Harry Osborn. The villain for the movie was going to be Dr Curt Connors aka Lizard, with actor Dylan Baker initially set to reprise his role and become the main antagonist. According to concept art for the movie, the movie would’ve seen appearances from Shocker, Rhino, Mysterio, Vulture and Black Cat.
However, the studio ultimately decided against the movie and opted for a reboot instead, with Andrew Garfield then coming in to take over the role of Spider-Man in Mark Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. And with the
the movie open-ended ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the door remains ajar for Spider-Man 4 to eventually be produced, however minute the possibility.