Considering the nearly universal acclaim that greeted the Sony/Marvel Studios collaboration ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that no one wants to tamper with the successful formula too much. As such, director Jon Watts has officially been confirmed to return for the sequel. (Two writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers were previously confirmed to be coming back as well.)
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made the announcement via video at Brazil’s Comic-Con (CCXP) and the news was spread by a native Tom Holland fan Twitter account:
Kevin Feige acabou de confirmar em um vídeo exibido no painel da Marvel na #CCXP17 que Jon Watts será o diretor da sequência de 'Homem-Aranha: De Volta ao Lar'. #MarvelNaCCXP pic.twitter.com/M5FCs0tVdN
— Tom Holland Brasil (@tomhollandbr) December 9, 2017
Translated, the message reads, “Kevin Feige just confirmed in a video screened on the Marvel panel at #CCXP17 that Jon Watts will be the director of the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Previously, Watts stated:
“For me it’s just one movie at a time. I can’t wait to see Infinity War because I know what they’re doing but I don’t know all the specifics but I feel like with Tom [Holland] as Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe we’re just scratching the surface of what we can do.”
It is known that the follow-up to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ picks up minutes after ‘Avengers 4’ which is now filming and that it will not include Tony Stark. ‘Avengers 4’ is the final chapter of Marvel’s Phase Three and is said to be the wrap of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to that point. The second ‘Spider-Man’ will be the first film in Phase Four, if Marvel is still sticking with the use of Phases. If not, it’s the first film in whatever comes next. (The only other film confirmed post-‘Avengers 4’ is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’.) Following the next two ‘Avengers’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ will actually mark Tom Holland’s fifth appearance as Peter Parker in the franchise.
Are you glad that Jon Watts will be back for the sequel to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?