It is no secret that Spider-Man: Homecoming reeled in big bucks for Sony and Marvel Studios — $472.8 million worldwide as of Wednesday –so it’s only fitting that director Jon Watts is in talks to return for the sequel, per The Hollywood Reporter.
While I found there was room to grow with Homecoming, Watts did provide a solid Spidey film that, surprisingly, barely touched on Peter Parker’s origin at all. The film is most definitely solid, but here’s to hoping Watts can continue moving the franchise in a positive direction.
In terms of box office dollars, Homecoming will most likely not reach even Spider-Man 3 domestically and worldwide, but is did outperform The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is successful enough in the six Spider-Man films to-date. Granted, many predicted Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to do better than it has, but for some reason a drop-off of ~62.2 percent occurred following its opening weekend numbers.
There’s no timetable for the Homecoming sequel, but Marvel Studios can look forward to Holland on-screen during Avengers: Infinity War, which should hit theaters May 4, 2018.