Earlier this summer, Spider-Man: Homecoming officially wrapped shooting after several long months of production. The film, which kicked of filming in Atlanta, ended its schedule in New York City with actor Tom Holland donning Spider-Man’s iconic uniform. However, Holland is keeping busy these days by promoting his film The Lost City of Z with Robert Pattinson, but Spider-Man is still on the actor’s mind. And, surprisingly, Holland dropped a bomb about the franchise at the New York Film Festival.
The actor told Women’s Wear Daily at the festival that talks about a Spider-Man sequel are already underway. When asked about his next projects, Holland kept coy but did confess, “we’re talking about the second one [film] and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going.”
There you have it. Homecoming doesn’t even coming out until next July yet conversations are already happening about a sequel. Clearly, the studios behind the rebooted Spider-Man franchise are optimistic about its odd. Homecoming marks the first time that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have teamed up to tackle the iconic teenage vigilante.
As many already know, several previous Spider-Man films have swung onto the big screen over the past decade. Andrew Garfield took up the mantle most recently in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise while Tobey Maguire predated him with Sm Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Tom Holland suited up at Spider-Man earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War, and many moviegoers lauded the actor’s appearance as one of the film’s highlights.
This revelation wasn’t the only one Holland gave at the New York Film Festival. The actor also commented on whether Spider-Man would team up with the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe again. Holland said everything is still “all up in the air” but that he believes “some sort of deal is in the mix.”
Obviously, fans except the deal would place Spider-Man in either Avengers: Infinity War of Avengers 4. The films are about to enter production in Atlanta and will feature one seriously epic crossover for the MCU. The films will boast a large cast that features the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. If the ensemble films want to really wow fans and stick to their source material then recruiting Spider-Man will be a necessity.
If Holland reprise his role of Spider-Man in these films, there’s no telling how that shooting might affect production on a sequel to Homecoming. Sony Pictures might use the gap to pursue spin-off films set in the the Spider-verse. Tom Rothman, the chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Group, told Collider recently that the studio is “working on a lot” of those opportunities.
“There’s a concerted effort, so I think there will be real news as opposed to speculated news before too long,” he concluded.
So, who knows? Fans might see Venom strut down the red carpet before Holland returns Peter Parker back to the big screen for a sequel.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017. Megan Peters