With yesterday having seen the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer swing into action, now comes some word on the movie’s sequel.
Sony Pictures has moved to confirm that the follow-up to Homecoming will be released on July 5th, 2019, and this second “new” Spidey film is part of a trilogy of Wall-crawler-centric movies. No release date is in place as of yet for the third of these films, although a 2021 release would be a logical guess.
Of course, Sony Pictures saw their last attempts at a Web-head franchise spectacularly blow up in their face once they started to get a little ahead of themselves and announced The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, The Sinister Six and Venom all before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had even been released. Sadly, despite getting us all majorly excited in the build up, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was an utter disaster, sadly spending too much time laying the foundations for the films that were to come rather than focussing on the story of that movie itself. Then there were some of the Electro scenes that looked like they’d been pulled from a video game. Then there was the use of Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin. Then there was the death of Gwen Stacy. Then there was Peter’s reaction to Gwen’s death. Then there was… well, you get the idea. That film had so, so much wrong with it, and it really is one of those topics that you could write about all day – and not in a good way.
With Marvel Studios now involved with Sony on this new cinematic Spidey, there’s obviously a lot more hope and optimism that this most famous of comic book characters can get the big screen treatment that he deserves. Having the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe already in place is a big plus point, and the use of Spider-Man in this year’s Captain America: Civil War was masterful. As well as Spider-Man: Homecoming being the first of a trilogy of films for ol’ Web-head, actor Tom Holland has recently revealed that he’s got a six-movie contract that means he’ll be appearing in three other movies. Whether those films are Avengers-based efforts of merely appearances in other heroes’ films remains to be seen.
The official word on Spider-Man: Homecoming reads:
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, Homecoming finds Peter returning home, where he lives with this 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.
Directed by Cop Car’s Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for July 7th, 2017. And in case you missed it, be sure to find the first trailer in the player below:
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