Jon Watts in talks to direct Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel
After bringing Peter Parker back to the big screen with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jon Watts could be heading back to Queens.
The director is in talks to return for the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, EW has confirmed. The as-yet-untitled sequel, which will see the return of Tom Holland’s wisecracking webslinger, is scheduled to hit theaters on July 5, 2019.
In addition to directing, Watts co-wrote Homecoming, which has earned $472.8 million worldwide since hitting theaters July 7. Holland will next be seen in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (out May 4, 2018), and the Homecoming sequel will presumably check back in with Peter Parker after the events of Infinity War.
This is the first official word on Watts’ potential return to the Spidey-verse — although many, like Holland himself, have treated his involvement in the sequel as inevitable. “[Watts] is coming back for the next one,” Holland told EW earlier this month. “We can’t do another Spider-Man movie without Jon Watts.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.