Kevin Feige Confirms Jon Watts Will Direct Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed at CCXP that Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is returning to direct the sequel.

Jon Watts Likely to Return for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Kevin Feige confirms Jon Watts will return to direct Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Marvel and Sony finally put their differences aside to do what's best for Spider-Man a few years ago. The deal many never believed would happen saw Marvel and Sony come together to make new Spider-Man movies together. In order to do that, they rebooted the character for a third time, putting Tom Holland in the lead role and naming Cop Car's Jon Watts as the director.

The decision to go with Watts paid off big time as Spider-Man: Homecoming went on to become the highest grossing superhero movie of 2017 so far. Well before they achieved this accolade, reports surfaced that Watts was in talks to return for the sequel. Those reports came just a few weeks after Homecoming hit theaters, but it now appears everything is agreed upon.

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Kevin Feige called into Brazil's Comic-Con (CCXP) today during the Marvel panel, and during it confirmed Watts is back. While there is so far no direct quote from Feige, several Twitter users - including fan account Tom Holland Brasil - shared the news. The following tweet is in Portuguese, but it reads, "Kevin Feige just confirmed in a video screened on the Marvel panel at #CCXP17 that Jon Watts will be the director of the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming."