Peter Parker isn't going to be confined to New York in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 as he's set to travel across the entire globe. Under the supervision of Marvel Studios, Spider-Man received his third reboot last year. While Tom Holland debuted in Captain America: Civil War by traveling to Germany, his solo movie brought him back to his New York roots. His scope at the time was just to be the hero of New York, but as he'll soon learn, he's going to be a prominent hero in helping save the entire world once Thanos shows up in Avengers: Infinity War.
Holland has already filmed his role in Infinity War and Avengers 4, but it won't be too long before he suits up again. Spidey is getting a sequel that will pick up right after the events of the Untitled Avengers, and early indications pointed to a possible European trip. Such a story isn't just a theory anymore.
io9 spoke to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige as part of Infinity War's press junket and asked him about Spidey's future. Feige wasn't ready to reveal too much about the specifics of the untitled sequel, but he did confirm that it will take Peter overseas for a large part of the movie and to multiple locations.
We start filming early July. We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.
The way Civil War and the fact that he went to Leipzig Airport and then has to go back to school, informed Homecoming, the two Avengers films that precede [the sequel] will greatly inform, probably even more so, the next movie.
The decision to take Spider-Man overseas will be a major change for how he's been shown on the big screen thus far. All of Sam Raimi's movies took place in New York, as did the two installments of Marc Webb's franchise. Taking Spider-Man on an international mission instantly provides Homecoming's sequel with a new dynamic.
Why Spider-Man is on a mission abroad, though, isn't totally clear. There have been reports that him leaving New York is tied to the villain role. We know that Sony and Marvel are looking to fill two major roles that could be linked together, leading to speculation that they could be looking to introduce the Osborns with a new twist. But, there's also descriptions for a femme fatale type character. The latest description led many to think Jessica Drew aka Spider Woman could get the call, but it could also make sense for Spidey's travels to be from him searching for a criminal, possibly even Black Cat.
Even though Peter's newest adversaries could be linked to his travel, Feige also states that it will be part of the fallout of the next two Avengers films. The MCU doesn't yet have many international heroes, so as Spider-Man travels the globe, it could present the studio with a chance to lay the groundwork for several other heroes. And who knows, maybe he'll even stop in Wakanda along the way so Holland can get the Spider-Man/Shuri team-up he wants to see.
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019