Following his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Web-Slinger makes his solo debut in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. But after that, Spidey will be popping up in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s untitled Avengers sequel. Two months after the latter, a sequel to Homecoming will be released. Considering the next two Avengers movies’ massive impact on the MCU and Spidey’s role in the story, you would think the character’s next solo movie would explore the ramifications of that. Sure enough, it will.
Speaking with io9, Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirms that the Homecoming sequel will see Peter Parker dealing with the events of the Avengers sequels and transitioning to the next phase of the MCU. “So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about.” Feige also teases further exploration of Peter’s high school life post-Avengers, saying, “…how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”
So, Peter’s MCU timeline for his next four movies have been decided. Now, they just have to write the script for Homecoming 2, which should begin soon. “Much like, as we went into Homecoming, we knew all the general pillars, you then need the magic of the writers and directors to bring it all to life,” says Feige. “So we’re in that same position and we’ll actually start putting pen to paper on the next Spider-Man film in the coming weeks once this film is finally released. But we do know the specifics and the time line.”
For Feige’s comments on Marvel’s Phase Four, click HERE. Stay tuned for more as we have it.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel swings in to theaters on July 5th, 2019.