Could Jon Watts Return For Spider-Man: Homecoming 2? Here's What's Happening

Spider-Man on Washington Monument in Homecoming

When Marvel teamed up with Sony in early 2015 to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was no question that Tom Holland's iteration of the Web-Slinger would likely star in more than just one standalone movie given the character's popularity and cinematic history. Sure enough, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 was officially scheduled last December, but in the days following Spider-Man: Homecoming's critical and commercials success in theaters, more work is being poured into getting the sequel off the ground. This includes potentially having Jon Watts sitting in the director's chair again.

Jon Watts is currently in talks with Marvel and Sony to reprise his directing duties for 2019's Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, according to THR. Given how well the first movie has performed among critics and the public in a little under two weeks, it was to be expected that the studios would want him holding the reins again on Spider-Man's next movie, and if all goes well, he'll dot the i's and cross the t's sooner rather than later. Before jumping into Spider-Man's world, Watts was known for directing the indies Clown and Cop Car, as well as 10 episodes of The Onion News Network.

Warning: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Homecoming are ahead!

Taking a few months after Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming followed Peter's conflict with The Vulture and his gang as he struggled with high school and trying to impress his mentor, Tony Stark. The movie ended with Peter forgoing an opportunity to officially become an Avenger in favor of staying at home and continuing to be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It was a good sendoff for the sophomore superhero, though he now has to deal with Aunt May knowing about his costumed identity.

No specific plot details for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 have been revealed yet, but it will pick up immediately after Avengers 4 and explore Peter dealing with the aftermath of those events and the debut of a new super villain or two as he moves through his junior year of high school. While none of the sequel's antagonists have been announced yet, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that they will not be anyone we've seen in any of the earlier, non-MCU Spider-Man movies. But with Scorpion introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming and a handful of other Spidey rogues who haven't had the cinematic spotlight yet, Jon Watts and the creative team won't have any problem finding at least one baddie to pit against the Web-Slinger.

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 swings into theaters on July 5, 2019, but you can reunite with the Webbed Wonder even sooner when Avengers: Infinity War is released on May 4, 2018, which will see Peter aiding the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other Marvel heroes in battling Thanos and his minions.

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