There was a lot riding on Spider-Man: Homecoming this summer to not just deliver a enthralling tale starring Tom Holland's iteration of the Webbed Wonder, but also make it stand out from the five previous Spider-Man movies. By all accounts, it succeeded, as Spider-Man: Homecoming was a critical and commercial powerhouse during the summer movie season. As to be expected, a sequel is already in the works, and it looks like screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers will be back for another web swing in the MCU.
During principal photography, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers were brought on to work on the Spider-Man: Homecoming script that was originally drafted by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Now THR has heard that the duo are in final negotiations to put their pens to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboards) for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Tom Holland is already set to reprise Peter Parker following the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, and director Jon Watts is still in talks to continue his helming duties.
Before joining Spider-Man: Homecoming, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers' credits included TV shows like American Dad, Community and The Mindy Project. The duo also worked together on The LEGO Batman Movie, while McKenna contributed some jokes to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Along with Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, McKenna and Sommers are continuing their work with Sony through the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. But more importantly, they were also tasked with penning Ant-Man and the Wasp, a fellow MCU release. So these two are continuing to build to a solid resume of superhero work.
Warning: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Homecoming are ahead!
Spider-Man: Homecoming left off with several plot threads to follow up on in the sequel, including Aunt May discovering her nephew was a costumed crimefighter and the imprisoned Mac Gargan plotting revenge against Spider-Man with other criminals. No specific plot details for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 have been revealed yet, although it will begin only minutes after Avengers 4. However, Marvel and Sony were long confident that Tom Holland's Peter Parker would be back for another adventure, scheduling the sequel in December 2016, not long after the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer dropped. Given how Spider-Man: Homecoming ranks at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and has made over $737 million worldwide, Marvel and Sony are wise to bring back as much talent, both in front of and behind the camera, for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 to improve the chances it will be just as successful as its predecessor.
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will crawl into theaters on July 5, 2019. You can also look through our Marvel movies schedule to see what other big screen installments the MCU is releasing in the coming years.