Don't Expect Spider-Man To Stay In New York For Homecoming 2

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We know of at least two movies that will follow Avengers 4, the movie that's being touted as the one that will close the book on this current chapter of the MCU. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 have been announced, and they have release dates, while we have to assume that a Black Panther 2 will happen, as well. So during the recent Avengers: Infinity War press day, Marvel President Kevin Feige opened up about a few details regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, and revealed plans to continue taking Webhead out of his comfort spot of Queens. Said Feige:

We start filming early July. We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there's another reason we're shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he'll spend some time in other parts of the globe.

This quote, obtained by io9, could mean a number of different things. Spider-Man could have to go to Wakanda to partner with Shuri (Letitia Wright) to fend off whatever villain is coming his way. Spidey might need to check in with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Marvel filmed the original Sanctum Sanctorum in London -- though the Infinity War Sanctum set was in Atlanta.

Or, it is being speculated online that Peter Parker's adversary in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (it won't be called that) might be Kraven the Hunter, so Spidey could be traveling to remote areas of the globe to take the famed big-game hunter down... though Kraven first came to New York City to hunt Spidey, so that would be a game flip. Could the Savage Land be on the table as a new area Marvel Studios wants to introduce? Could Spidey travel to Russia to confront Kraven on his home turf?

Taking Spider-Man (Tom Holland) out of New York City so soon seems premature. The hero just decided to dial into his blue-collar Springsteen vibe at the end of his introductory solo movie. Now he's traipsing the globe? The first time Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) took Peter to Germany for Captain America: Civil War, they played it as a big deal.

However, as we know from the Avengers: Infinity War trailers, our friendly neighborhood hero will find himself in space (!!), so keeping him limited to Queens might be a bit much after Avengers 4. As Kevin Feige elaborates to io9:

The way Civil War and the fact that he went to Leipzig Airport and then has to go back to school, informed Homecoming, the two Avengers films that precede [the sequel] will greatly inform, probably even more so, the next movie.

Right now, this Spider-Man sequel has a release date of July 5, 2019, making it the first movie to hit theaters after Avengers 4 opens in May 2019. A number of questions need to be answered between now and then, and it all starts when Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27. Bookmark our Upcoming Marvel Movies guide to stay up to date on all of the happenings.

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.