If it ain’t broke… as they say. And by most accounts, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ was the opposite of broken. On the contrary, this installment fixed a lot of what was wrong with the ‘Amazing’ movies, by taking Peter Parker back to his awkward high school days and shedding him of the well-worn tragedies of his past (Uncle Ben’s death, the mysterious fate of his parents), allowing him to move forward. Of course, that’s easier said than done. What made Tom Holland’s wide-eyed, in-over-his-head Peter so relatable is that he couldn’t quite figure out how to fit in at school or in the world of super heroics.
There’s really no need to tinker with this formula too much as pre-production on the sequel prepares to commence after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ wraps. Director Jon Watts is currently in talks to return and now, we’ve learned that two of the writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final negotiations to tackle the script. Watts, McKenna and Sommers were three of the six writers credited with the screenplay for ‘Homecoming’, along with Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley and Christopher Ford.
In the meantime, McKenna and Sommers contributed to the screenplay for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ which is currently filming as well as ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ which opens on December 20th. Previously, they worked on ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.
‘Homecoming’ made $319.8M domestically and $737.9 million worldwide. (‘Amazing 2’ made $202 million domestically and $708 million worldwide.) Due to a blackout against foreign movies, ‘Homecoming’ won’t open in the lucrative Chinese market until September 8. That should goose this film’s grosses significantly.
For U.S. fans, ‘Homecoming’ will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 18th, with a slew of deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes.
The sequel to ‘Homecoming’ has a release date of July 5, 2019.
Are you anxious to experience the further adventures of “your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter