With Spider-Man: Homecoming scoring enthusiastic reviews, Marvel Studios president has announced what’s next. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Kevin Feige laid out a five-film arc for Marvel’s flagship character. Peter Parker’s journey started in Captain America: Civil War, and will continue until the inevitable sequel to Homecoming.
“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker,” explained Feige. “In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school. This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man (on July 5, 2019) that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there.”
No Spider-Man for Spider-verse
Also, Feige and actor Tom Holland killed any hopes that Spider-Man might appear Sony’s expanded Spider-verse. Homecoming producer Amy Pascal had previously hinted that Spider-Man might make an appearance in Venom alongside Tom Hardy. Feige, however, is delivering a firm “no.”
Holland stated “They exist in a different world.” Then Feige added “No, what [Sony] is doing is completely separate.”
Therefore it seems clear that Venom and the planned Black Cat and Silver Sable movie will be proceeding without Spider-Man. There is some criticism of this idea, since Spider-Man is what connects these characters. But unless Pascal and Sony can negotiate a new deal, it seems the Spider-verse will be low on spiders.
Still, it seems Homecoming’s sequel will provide a more street-level reaction to the events of Avengers 3 and 4. This seems to point to a promising future for Peter Parker.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now.