Spider-Man: Homecoming was a big success this summer, with many remarking upon the friendly, joking tone that paid tribute to the high-school movies of the late, great John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts acknowledged the influence of Hughes, especially the sincerity of his characters.
Among the movie’s six credited writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final negotiations to write the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Before contributing to Spider-Man: Homecoming, they also worked together on The Lego Batman Movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Here’s everything we know about the sequel so far.
Who will direct?
Jon Watts, who helmed the original, is in talks to return.
Who will star?
Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man. First, though, he will play the character in Avengers: Infinity War, due out on May 4, 2018.
We also expect Peter’s Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and his high school classmates, including Ned (Jacob Batalon), Michelle (Zendaya) and Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) to return, though none of them have apparently been confirmed yet. We also won’t be surprised to see one or more heroes from the Marvel comic book universe show up, even if only briefly.
What will it be about?
Earlier this year, Holland said: “There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man especially to grow in the next two movies. … “[Spider-Man is] definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty I guess. It’s going to be an exciting couple of movies… Yeah, there’ll be Spider-Man 2 and 3. It won’t be Homecoming 2 and 3.”
When will it be released?
July 5, 2019.