In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant at the Spider-Man: Homecoming press junket, director Jon Watts expressed his interest in integrating other members of the Avengers into the sequel.
With Tony Stark/Iron Man playing such a pivotal part in Homecoming, it’ll be interesting to see how the sequel to the film will continue to integrate Peter Parker/Spider-Man in with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already know that Robert Downey Jr. will not be returning for the sequel, but that’s not to say that it’ll be a strictly solo Spider-Man adventure, as Watt has hinted that there will be ties to the rest of the universe in any further films.
Since the sequel isn’t even planning to shoot until next spring, and a lot will be changing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the course of Avengers: Infinity War and the currently untitled Avengers 4, there are no definitive answers to be had by any members of the cast and crew. When Screen Rant did ask Watts about who he wishes Spidey would have a chance to interact with in the sequel, however, he had a few answers in mind:
I like to think of what he could learn from Black Widow, but then I think he would be too nervous to even get a single word out. If he was around her, that would be really funny. Yeah, seeing Spider-Man and Captain America together, not fighting each other, I think would be fascinating. There are great moments between the two of them in the comics and to see what that would be like in this world would be pretty cool.
The idea of Spider-Man having a fanboy crush on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is an extremely amusing concept and would particularly be in-character with this high school, hormonal version of Peter Parker. Captain America and Spider-Man had a fantastic brief interaction during the chaotic airport battle at the center of Captain America: Civil War, as they each repped their own boroughs of New York City. Seeing them further expand that relationship would be exciting, particularly since Stark has gotten so much time with the web-slinger.
There are of course plenty of other possibilities and combinations that would be fascinating to see in the following Spider-Man films in the Avengers universe. Tom Holland himself recently said that he’d love to team up with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man in the future, as the two shared one of the more memorable moments of Civil War. One thing we know for sure is that Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier have little interest in appearing in the Homecoming sequel, jokingly complaining about Holland’s massive ego and amount of hair gel on the set of Civil War.
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