Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts to return for sequel?
The recent Marvel film, Spider-Man: Homecoming released on 7 July to packed theatres across the globe. The film has already grossed over $472.8 million worldwide, reports Variety.
The same report also suggested that director Jon Watts, who helmed the first installment of Spider-Man, has reportedly been roped in for the sequel as well. Watts had co-written the film's script with Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. However, it is not confirmed whether or not these writers will join Watts for the sequel.
Variety reports that Watts hadn't been confirmed for the sequel prior to Spider-Man: Homecoming's release. But he had discussed the plots and prospective storylines of the following sequels with the production studios - Sony and Marvel.
According to a report by ScreenRant, co-producers Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige revealed that the sequel is very much in process. Although the name has not yet been finalised, the plans are being chalked out.
"It will be Spider-Man: Subtitle," says Pascal. To which Feige adds, "Internally we just call it Homecoming 2 [for now]." Pascal also said that the film's pre-production is slated to start this August, with principal photography set to commence on April or May of 2018.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will resume the chair of producers for the film while actor-and-now-star Tom Holland will return as the young, spunky webslinger in the sequel.
Homecoming 2 is slated to hit theaters on 5 July 2019. The movie will reportedly draw from the incidents that happen during Avengers: Infinity War, which opens in theatres on 4 May 2018.