Everyone has Spider-Man fever. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens this weekend, and while most people haven’t seen the movie yet, that hasn’t stopped people from talking about the sequels. That is the world we live in, and we know that Peter and star Tom Holland is in for a five-movie deal (Homecoming, Infinity War, Avengers 4, Homecoming 2), but we what we don’t know is if director Jon Watts is going to return for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Watts said he’s taking it one movie at a time:
“For me it’s one movie at a time. I can’t wait to see Infinity War because I know what they’re doing but I don’t know the specifics. I feel like with Tom and with Spider-Man in this Marvel universe we’re just scratching the surface of what we can do.”
Holland, however, is confident that the director will be back for round two:
“[Watts] is coming back for the next one. We can’t do another Spider-Man movie without Jon Watts.”
This was a huge undertaking for both of them as Holland recalled the first time they met on the set of Captain America: Civil War:
“What’s been so nice about doing Homecoming is that we [he and director Jon Watts] went into this completely green and we’ve learned so much. We sat in my trailer and looked at each other like, What is happening to our lives? Jon is like, ‘I’m directing the next Spider-Man, and I’ve only ever made one movie.’ And I’m like, ‘Dude. I’m playing Spider-Man, and I’m 19 years old.” He laughs. “I can’t wait to start on the second movie so we can go into it knowing what we know now.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has opened to audience and critical acclaim and is sure to be one of the biggest movies of the summer. It’s not surprising that everyone is talking sequel already with how well this one is being received. Much like James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy — if you’ve found a director that suits your world, then you should do whatever you can to keep them there.
Summary: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, and Michael Keaton. Swing on down to your local theater and check it out now.