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Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Hints At More MCU Ties in Sequel

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Director Jon Watts teases that there may be even more ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Following his breakout debut in last year's Captain America: Civil War too, Tom Holland is finally getting the chance to flex his muscles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man on the big screen again, with the upcoming  Spider-Man: Homecoming. Set just after the events in Civil War, the film follows Peter as he continues his new mentor-protégé relationship with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), including testing out his new Stark-designed Spidey suit and trying to stop crimes anywhere and anytime he can.

It doesn't come as much of a surprise either, that the promotional materials and trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming up until this point, have been packed to the brim with other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and Easter eggs. After years of fans begging for the Sony-owned character to cross over into Marvel Studios territory, neither studio has any plans of letting them forget that Homecoming is finally the film to grant those very same wishes, even if that means including multiple Tony Starks on the film's final poster.

With the film set to hit theaters in less than two weeks as well, everyone involved in the film has been busy promoting it on the film's global press tour as of late. And during the film's official press conference in New York this weekend, director Jon Watts teased how the already-announced Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 may have just even more explicit MCU ties and connections than the first film:

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"I really try to think about this stuff just one movie at a time, but I do feel like now that Spider-Man is a part of this big crazy universe we can definitely tell some new stories."

But when asked if we could get a tease about the sequel, Tom Holland jokingly replied:

"Not with Kevin Feige here!"

Obviously, with Homecoming not even in theaters yet and there still being quite a few films left to go until the sequel is released, Watts and Holland weren't able to definitively say much. However, Kevin Feige has confirmed that work on Homecoming has already begun, and it was even revealed recently that the Spider-Man sequel will prominently feature another MCU veteran character, though it won't be Tony Stark that time around.

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Of course, while that news does throw Robert Downey Jr.'s place in the MCU post-Avengers 4 into question, it also opens up the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 to an almost endless array of possibilities. With the Spider-Man character being, in the comics - almost the center character of the Marvel Universe - he's interacted with and had relationships with almost every other major Marvel character over the years. So while the possibility of fan-favorites like The Punisher or Kingpin playing into the sequel is still seemingly, very low, there's still a whole lot of character for Holland's Peter Parker to cross paths with on the big screen. And based on Watts' comments here, it doesn't look like we're the only ones excited about that.

Next: Kevin Feige: Spider-Man is Only Sony Franchise in MCU Right Now

Key Release Dates
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
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