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What If Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ 4 & 5 Hadn’t Cancelled?

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Spider-Man 3 releasing in theaters. In honor of the final Sam Raimi & Tobey Maguire film, let’s take a look back at what could’ve been.

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Next year will make it 10 years since Spider-Man 3 released in theaters. For years it was my understanding that Spider-Man 3 single-handedly destroyed the franchise that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire helped create. However, that notion was far from the truth considering Sony was looking to continue its partnership with Raimi and do at least two more movies. Yes, Spider-Man 3 was panned by critics and fans, but it also made enough money ($890 million) for Sony to overlook those fixable problems. As we now know, Spider-Man 4 & 5 never happened, with Raimi being unable to create a story that was on the level he wanted.

But what if Raimi had been able to come up with a story and was able to continue doing more films? Could we have seen Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man cross into the M.C.U?  First, a little backstory on Spider-Man 4.

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