New life was breathed into a legendary comic book character earlier this month when Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into theaters. It earned phenomenal reviews, and made a ton of money at the box office. Even before all this success, Marvel and Sony were definitely interested in a sequel. It seems as though the studios are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice by bringing Jon Watts back on board to direct the upcoming sequel.
As of this writing, Jon Watts has not been locked into the gig yet. These are merely preliminary talks, but it seems as though Marvel and Sony are very interested in bringing back Watts. According to Variety, Watts was being courted by other studios wanting him to helm their upcoming films. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming already has a release date set for July 5, 2019 (less than two years away), so the ball needs to get rolling pretty quickly.
In addition to directing Spider-Man: Homecoming, Watts also co-wrote the screenplay along with Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daly, Erik Sommers, Christopher D. Ford, and Chris McKenna. So far there is no word on whether Watts is being sought to help write the sequel or who will be the writer at all.
Watts already has a vocal ally in the form of Tom Holland. In Entertainment Weekly, Holland stated:
“[Watts] is coming back for the next one. We can’t do another Spider-Man movie without Jon Watts.”
It is confirmed that Tom Holland will return as Peter Parker. However, before the Homecoming sequel, Holland will be returning in Avengers: Infinity War. Hopefully Watts has a good villain in mind for Spidey to fight after he takes on Thanos.
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