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It's an exciting time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a decade of blockbusters and world creating, the shared universe as we know it will end with Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 film. The Russo Brothers will be bring together all of the major characters from the MCU in a massive and epic battle against Thanos, and not everyone will make it out alive. Because so many of the leading actors' contracts are up, Marvel Studios is keeping the next phase of films largely a mystery. But we may know when work will start on Phase Four (if that's what it will be called), as Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel will reportedly begin filming this summer.
Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel is the only film in Phase Four that has been officially confirmed. Early reports indicate that it will pick up almost directly after the events of Avengers 4, which is an exciting concept that seems to tease a big cliffhanger ending. According to Omega Underground, Spidey's second solo movie will film June 1st, and is expected to wrap sometime in September. The film will apparently be shot at least partly in Berlin, which will presumably be the same setting utilized in Phase Four's big finale.
This is all just hearsay at this point, so we want to take Spider-Man: Homecoming's rumored filming with a grain of salt. That said, it would make sense with Marvel's current schedule, as it will follow the momentum of Infinity War's release in May. And with Homecoming's sequel arriving just a few months after Avengers 4 the studio needs to get to work.
Overall, it looks like Tom Holland's Spider-Man will grow into a much more significant character in the next few installments of the MCU. Reception for his characterization was sky high when he debuted in Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming was praised for presenting a youthful and quirky versionn of the beloved Marvel character.
Some fans have even predicted that he might become an Iron Man-esque character in the MCU. It's unclear if Robert Downey Jr. will continue playing the role once his contract is up, and Spider-Man's suit has already been given technical improvements, as well as an sassy operating system for Peter so converse with. It's unclear exactly what awesome powers the Iron Spider suit will have, but he'll need them when he goes toe to toe with Josh Brolin's Thanos in Infinity War.
Tom Holland's Peter Parker will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, 2017, and Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel is set to start off a new phase of films July 5th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies this year.