... said no one yet, because the film isn't due to be released until July 7, 2017.
Despite that though, Marvel are reportedly keen to plough forward with a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. The news was announced during WWD's interview with Tom Holland, where the sprightly, young actor said;
“My next project, I can’t tell you about, but we’ve just finished ‘Spider-Man’ and we’re talking about the second one and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going.
Clearly then, Sony and Marvel must be pleased with the material that's been shot so far. Aside from some set photos on Instagram, no one else has even seen the Webhead in action yet, so it takes a lot of confidence to already begin working on a follow-up nine months before the first film has been released.
Is It Too Early For Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 To Be Confirmed?
The news itself doesn't come as a surprise. After all, Spider-Man is one of the most bankable superheroes of all time, and Tom Holland's performance in Captain America: Civil War has reinvigorated audience interest after Sony's lacklustre reboot. The most surprising thing about this revelation is how early the talks have begun.
Admittedly, Marvel and Sony haven't officially confirmed Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 yet, but it would take a box office bombing of atomic proportions to stop a Spidey sequel from moving ahead following these talks. That's especially true now, as the character's currently riding a wave of good will among fans due to Holland's performance in the role.
Of course, premature sequel announcements don't always materialise into actual films — just look at Sony's proposed Sinister Six and Aunt May (!?) films — but short of making something worse than Spider-Man 3, it's safe to say that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will move forward regardless.
Do People Actually Want To See Spider-Man: Homecoming 2?
In the past fifteen years, three separate actors have donned the Wallcrawler's mask across the span of six films — including Captain America: Civil War — and Spider-Man: Homecoming is soon to follow. Even for diehard Webheads, that's a whole lot of Spidey.
The original trilogy ended on a low note with Spider-Man 3; a film stuffed with far too many villains and more emo dancing than one would have ever thought possible for a Spidey film. The Andrew Garfield reboot held a lot of promise, particularly based on the strength of its central cast — but Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 ultimately failed to win over fans as well, due to an unfocused plot and just too many damn characters again.
Check out how a potential Spider-Man 4 could have looked like in the clip below:
Fortunately for Marvel, Tom Holland's portrayal of Peter Parker has struck a chord with fans, renewing faith that Spider-Man can be successful once again on the big screen. Sure, Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn't even arrived yet, but now that the character's back in the hands of Marvel, it's hard to imagine that the studio will mess up one of their most popular characters to the extent that a sequel is taken off the table. There's definitely a risk of Spidey overload, but if Marvel play their cards right, both Homecoming and its inevitable sequel could be two of the best MCU films yet.
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When Will Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Be Released?
As the sequel is still in the earliest of development stages, no official release date has been provided. However, Marvel currently have three slots left on their upcoming movie schedule, so it's entirely possible that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 could fill one of these spaces:
- 1 May, 2020
- 10 July, 2020
- 6 November, 2020
Whether the sequel is called Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 or something else entirely — we're thinking Spider-Man: Please No More Origin Stories — it's almost certain that Holland will stay in the role for many more years to come. If Marvel do take us by surprise though and suddenly reboot the series again after Spider-Man: Homecoming, our money's on Jacob Tremblay, that adorable little kid from Room. He'll be old enough to grow pimples and have girl troubles by then.
Check out all of Spidey's best scenes from Captain America: Civil War below:
Whatever happens though, we're confident that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be just as successful as everyone's hoping for and fans will be clamouring for this sequel even more after the first one swings into cinemas.
Do you think it's too soon to start planning Spider-Man: Homecoming 2?
Source — WWD