Following the success of this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel and Sony are quickly putting together a sequel. Tom Holland will reprise his role as the Web-Slinger, while director Jon Watts is in talks to return. Now, the sequel is about to lock down screenwriters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Homecoming writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are in final talks to return for the sequel. The writing duo were among the six screenwriters who worked on the first movie. This move is part of Sony and Marvel’s intention of maintaining as many creative elements from Homecoming together as possible.
Homecoming has been a huge success, easily being one of the summer’s biggest movies. Currently, the reboot has grossed $737.3 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. With a China release in the coming weeks, that number should go even higher by the end of its run. So, a sequel coming sooner than later is one of the biggest no-brainers ever.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will hit theaters on July 5th, 2019. Production is expected to begin in April or May of next year.