When a director rolls out a heavily successful film for a studio it’s usually a given, but not always the case, that they’ll reunite for a sequel. In the case of Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios and Jon Watts a reunion seems to be in the cards.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Spider-Man: Homecoming director is reportedly in talks with Sony & Marvel to make a return to helm the currently untitled Homecoming sequel that is already set for a July 2019 release.
After working on lower budget Indie films like Cop Car & Clown, Watts got the gig to direct the film that has successfully rebooted the Spider-Man film series, thanks to Marvel & Sony becoming partners for the film, which has already brought in $468.3 million worldwide in the first two weeks of release.
Reportedly Tom Holland, the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, said he was contracted with Sony and Marvel to do three Spider-Man solo films and appear in three other Marvel Cinematic Universes. One of those MCU appearances is down with Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and he’s confirmed to be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4.
Currently only the untitled Homecoming sequel is on the docket for solo films going forward, with the potential end of the trilogy not a fully guaranteed thing just yet.
While Spider-Man: Homecoming picked up two months after the events of Civil War, the sequel will be picking up right after the events and ending of 2019’s Avengers 4.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is set to release on July 5, 2019.