Sam Raimi finished the script for Spider-Man 4.

The script for director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 was finished, according to writer James Vanderbilt, before the project was canceled in 2010.

Two decades ago, Raimi’s live-action Spider-Man film, starring Tobey Maguire, swung into theatres, forever altering superhero cinema.

Raimi went on to direct Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007) before Sony decided to abandon plans for Spider-Man 4 and reinvent the brand with Andrew Garfield in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Following the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Sony and Disney/Marvel Studios reached a contract to cast Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fans are still speculating about what could have been.

While Spider-Man 3 paled in comparison to Spider-Man 2, the other’s strong box office numbers encouraged Sony to develop a fourth picture, which Raimi regarded as a chance to make up for the third film’s flaws.

Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 began production in 2008, with everyone from Tobey Maguire to Kirsten Dunst and J.K. Simmons scheduled to reprise their roles.

However, because of a series of narrative issues, the script was altered multiple times, leading Sony to cancel Spider-Man 4 in favor of The Amazing Spider-Man reboot.

Vanderbilt, who worked on The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, talked about Spider-Man 4 during an exclusive Screen Rant interview promoting Scream. The script for Raimi’s fourth Spider-Man picture was finished, according to the writer, before it was canceled.