Spider-Man: Homecoming director in talks to helm the sequel

It looks like Jon Watts is coming back to direct Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but according to THR Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is currently in talks to direct the film’s sequel.

It’s unsurprising news as Marvel has a habit of asking directors back to helm the sequels (James Gunn, Peyton Reed, the Russos, Joss Whedon, Jon Favreau…), but also because Watts’ vision for Spider-Man was wonderful. Many people seem to think the same: Spider-Man: Homecoming has managed to earn $467.3 million in two weeks, which is pretty impressive.

Tom Holland will also obviously be returning for the second instalment, but there’s not much news surrounding other returning characters or the plot this early on. All we know is it’s hitting cinemas on 5 July 2019.

In the meantime, you can still catch Spider-Man: Homecoming in cinemas. The film stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Bokeem Woodbine as Shocker, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, Donald Glover as Aaron Davis and Hannibal Burress as Coach Wilson.

Watts, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers wrote the screenplay and Mitchell Bell, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are on producing duties.

You can read the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming below:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

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