The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come a long way since Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) donned his first Iron Man suit, and the introduction of Spider-Man to the rest of the Marvel heroes is arguably one of the most important moments in the entire franchise. With that in mind, Jon Watts has done something special with the recent release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and many have even begun to hail it as one of (if not THE) best Spider-Man movies of all time. However, Watts is not resting on his laurels yet, as he recently revealed that he cannot wait for The Avengers: Infinity War because that film will tell him where he can take Peter Parker during his next solo MCU adventure. Watts explained:
For me it's one movie at a time. I can't wait to see Infinity War because I know what they're doing but I don't know the specifics. I feel like with Tom and with Spider-Man in this Marvel universe we're just scratching the surface of what we can do.
Arguably the biggest takeaway from Jon Watts' recent comments to EW is the fact that he's not confirmed for Homecoming 2 just yet. The Spider-Man: Homecoming director is very clearly taking this "one movie at a time," and that means the release of The Avengers: Infinity War will give him a much firmer understanding of where he can take this overarching narrative in the long run if he opts to come back. He has a general understanding of where Peter Parker will find himself during the events of Infinity War, but he cannot really get down business on the next Spider-Man film until he knows exactly how the next major Marvel ensemble pans out.
The relationship between the Spider-Man movies and The Avengers films seems like it will become a growing theme within the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only will Infinity War allow Jon Watts to know where he can take Spidey in Homecoming 2 (or whatever it ends up being called), but it was also recently revealed that the next Spider-Man movie would take place minutes after the fourth Avengers film. Although he was once an outsider, our friendly neighborhood Spider-man has become a major player in the MCU, and he has handily become one of the brand new lynchpins for the entire Marvel franchise -- alongside fellow newcomers Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). It's a great time to be a Marvel fan, isn't it?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in theaters everywhere, so make sure to check it out! Beyond that, Peter Parker will make his next major appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when The Avengers: Infinity War debuts on May 4, 2018. Here's everything that we currently know about the upcoming Avengers film.