Spider-Man 4 Director Odds: Justin Lin Among Early Favorites

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Justin Lin smiles on the red carpet.

Sportscasting.com has gathered and analyzed the odds for the next director of Spider-Man 4.

Key Highlights:

  • Justin Lin is the early favorite to direct Spider-Man 4.
  • Would Sam Raimi abandon a fourth Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man film for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?
  • Jon Watts, who directed the previous three Spider-Man films, is likely out for Spider-Man 4.

Spider-Man 4 Is In The Works

With Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’s Captain America, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) needs a new leader. Could that be Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?

Holland’s three Spider-Man films are some of the most popular entries in the MCU, including 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, which grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. 

Due to the box office success and positive fan reaction, Spider-Man 4 will likely happen. Though not official, Holland told Deadline that discussions about a fourth film have started. 

Who will direct Spider-Man 4? The top gambling sites have provided odds on the list of directors who could helm the next Spider-Man.

Who Will Direct Spider-Man 4?

Director Odds
Justin Lin -200
Drew Goddard +500
John Francis Daley & Jonathan  Goldstein +600
Sam Raimi +1000
Jon Watts +1600

Justin Lin Among Early Favorites To Direct Spider-Man 4

Justin Lin (-200) has the inside track to direct Spider-Man 4. In March 2023, Jeff Sneider reported that Lin might be in contention to direct the next Spider-Man. Lin directed several Fast & Furious films, so his blockbuster experience could translate to Marvel.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (+600) are the directing duo behind Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Daley and Goldstein know Peter Parker inside and out after co-writing Spider-Man: Homecoming. That familiarity with Holland’s character helps their chances of landing the gig.

Sam Raimi (+1000) directed three Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire. Abandoning a rumored Spider-Man 4 with Maguire to helm one with Holland is unlikely. However, Raimi might work with Marvel on Avengers: Secret Wars

Jon Watts (+1600) directed three Spider-Man films. Therefore, Watts will always be in consideration. However, Watts dropped out of directing The Fantastic Four to take a break from superhero films, so his chances of directing Spider-Man 4 are unlikely.