In just a few weeks Tom Holland returns to the MCU in the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film will be the first solo debut of the iconic hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after his introduction last year in Captain America: Civil War.
From what we know, Marvel Studios has confirmed a sequel for Spider-Man: Homecoming which is set for a 2019 release date. But beyond that the plans for the web slinger have not been made public knowledge. Kevin Feige even said, “that’s as far as we go for now” during a press visit at Marvel Studio’s HQ on the Disney lot earlier this year.
However, during an interview with AlloCine, Tom Holland got a bit carried away with excitement while talking about the character. In doing so, he revealed Marvel Studios has a movie trilogy planned for the hero.
“There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man especially to grow in the next two movies. He’s 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.”
Tom Holland quickly replied, “Sorry, Marvel. Whoops,” when questioned about his slip up. The actor’s reaction suggests Marvel Studios had no intentions of releasing the news at this point in time. It seems to indicate that Marvel has a lot more in store for Spidey than we thought.
From this news, it sounds as though Marvel and Sony will extend their deal to include a new Spider-Man trilogy. Which is good for not only the companies but for fans of the legendary web slinger. This deal could give audiences and Sony the movie trilogy they’ve been waiting for since Toby McGuire series.
No other details about the trilogy have been released after Tom Holland’s slip. For now, Holland’s Spider-Man is confirmed by Marvel Studios for 3 more movies. Those being Avengers: Infinity war (2018), an Untitled Avengers 4 (2019), which will line up with his sequel also opening 2019.
The third film at this point is expected to fit somewhere between 2020-2021.