Spider-Man: Homecoming will land in theaters in just over a week, but Sony and Marvel are already hard at work with plans for a sequel, and it looks like Jon Watts will be back in the director’s chair.
Although Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews are still embargoed, the first reactions are massively popular, and critics are loving the unique style Jon Watts has brought to the project. While promoting the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal briefly discussed the sequels, which is scheduled for 2019 and revealed that it is very likely that Jon Watts will return.
KEVIN FEIGE: Certainly that’s the intention for sure.
AMY PASCAL: He knocked it out of the park. We would be crazy [not to]. He did a wonderful job and the whole atmosphere of the movie, all the things that people like about it are the things he brought to it. He’s really special.
The man himself, Jon Watts also discussed his chances of returning for the sequel, and while he doesn’t want to focus too much on the future, he also expects to return.
“I don’t like talking about anything until the movie comes out… [But] yeah I think I’m signed for two movies.”
It’s exciting to hear that Jon Watts will return for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. as it shows how confident the studios are in the project and Watts’ directing skills. A majority of Marvel sequels have swapped directors, but more recently the studio has found fresh talent and allowed them to permanently attach themselves to a franchise. James Gunn will direct the entire Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, Scott Derrickson will likely return for a Doctor Strange sequel and Peyton Reed will helm Ant-Man & The Wasp.
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