A lot of people thought Avengers: Endgame was going to be the biggest once-in-a-lifetime cinematic crossover event of the millennia until Spider-Man: No Way Home came lurking about. The movie was undoubtedly the biggest live-action Spider-Man story to unfold on the big screen. The film brought together three generations of webslingers and storytelling. Marvel Studios successfully round up many previous villains from across the different franchises and also went on to secure Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to come and fight alongside Tom Holland.

The movie planted a seed in everyone's head and has led many to wonder when and where they will see the two Spider-Men again. Spider-Man: No Way Home revived hopes of a fourth installment of Sam Raimi's iconic trilogy from the 2000s featuring Tobey Maguire which made a lasting impact. Raimi, whose upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases in a matter of weeks, has revealed his views on directing another Spider-Man film led by Tobey Maguire.

In a recent interview with Fandango, an entertainment portal, director Sam Raimi expressed his thoughts on being open to fulfilling the wishes of fans and working on Spider-Man 4 by reviewing the possibilities of reviving the franchise with Tobey Maguire. He said, "I've come to realize after making Doctor Strange that anything is possible, really anything in the Marvel universe, any team-ups".  He went on to add, "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."

In 2010, Sony announced that the Spider-Man trilogy would be getting a sequel in 2011 but Raimi was not satisfied with the script of the film. Following the mixed reviews of Spider-Man 3, Raimi wanted the best script for the fourth installment. The film was originally supposed to introduce some new characters from Spider-Man's world. John Malkovich was set to portray Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, who would have been the main villain of the movie and Anne Hathaway would have suited up as Black Cat. 

As we wait for confirmation with this new renewed hope, we can look forward to Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness until then. The film is scheduled to release in theatres on 6 May 2022.