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Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Adding 3 More High School Students

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is set to start production in July, and it looks like Marvel will cast three more high school students to join the rest of the cast. The new film will be a direct sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and is said to even deal with the aftermath of Avengers 4 in order to help the Marvel Cinematic Universe transition into its next era. Jake Gyllenhaal will play the villain Mysterio, and fan art, which depicts Gyllenhaal's new role, has already gone viral.

Jon Watts, who helmed the 2017 Spider-Man mega-hit, will return as the director. Spider-Man: Homecoming starred Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and also featured Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau in major roles. The movie, which received a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A rating on CinemaScore, was a unanimous hit among critics and audiences. To date, the film has grossed an $880.2 million worldwide.

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According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel is adding three new classmates for Tom Holland's Peter Parker. Unfortunately, there's little info to be gleaned from the character descriptions, so it's likely they'll be supporting characters.

An 18-22 year old ethnicity to play a gender non-conforming student.

An 18-26 year old actress of any ethnicity, preferably a character actor or comedienne.

An 18-25 year old male, to play a high school senior named “JASON” who is described as “charming and insanely likable.”

It was previously reported, Marvel is looking for an 18-24 year-old male of any ethnicity to play a high school student opposite Holland. There have been rumors that Alistair Smythe will appear in the film, and the sequel is going to promote unknown actors in the film as well. The new sequel will also feature a "femme fatale" character who could be Black Cat or even Spider-Woman. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel should wrap by the end of December, and the film is scheduled to open with post Independence Day fireworks on July 5, 2019.

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Though the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is highly anticipated, it's not a guaranteed mega-hit. The 2017 film might have made a lot of money, but it underperformed expectations of at least grossing $1 billion worldwide. It made less money than 2007's Spider-Man 3, which was received quite poorly. While it's true that some of this can possibly be blamed on Spider-Man fatigue, it's also valid to ask if the film's actual quality didn't live up to the amazing hype.

Still, there is no major cause for alarm. The fact that Marvel has become even more iconic since the release of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War can only help 2018's Spider-Man film become a huge success. And the addition of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mystereo can only help. There's no doubt that Spider-Man fans will be lining up around the block when the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is released next summer.

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Source: That Hashtag Show

Key Release Dates
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
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