“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be a big hit next summer — barring any kind of “The Amazing Spider-Man” sized misfire — and the only question is just how massive it will be. The first collaboration between Marvel and Sony, thanks to complicated rights issues with the character, will finally bring Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while the plan was just for one movie, and an appearance in “Captain America: Civil War,” money talks, and I can only imagine that both sides want to keep this collaboration going as long as possible.
Thus, it’s not a big surprise to hear Tom Holland say that talk has already started up about the followup to “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
“My next project, I can’t tell you about,” the actor told WWD cryptically. “But we’ve just finished ‘Spider-Man’ and we’re talking about the second one and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going.”
I would presume one of the stops might be an appearance in “Avengers: Infinity War” before the next solo Spider-Man movie, but it’s pretty clear that at the very least, Marvel and Sony are very happy with what director Jon Watts has pulled together, and want to get everything aligned so they get to work on the next movie as quickly as possible. And the other part of the equation is that Sony president Tom Rothman recently told Collider that the studio still had plans for Spider-Man spinoff movies focusing on Venom and more (which they originally planned to do with “The Amazing Spider-Man” series before it all fell apart), and that official word would be coming soon. Could Sony and Marvel be slowly building up a whole universe of Spidey flicks? I wouldn’t count it out.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens on July 7, 2017.