Sony has hired Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, two of the six scribes credited with working on Spider-Man: Homecoming, to write the untitled sequel to the hit superhero movie, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Jon Watts is in talks to return to direct the film, which will see Tom Holland reprising his role as Peter Parker. He’s expected to be joined by Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei, among other returning co-stars.
In addition to grossing $737 million worldwide, Spider-Man: Homecoming is the rare comic book movie to boast a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sony will release the untitled sequel on July 5, 2019.
In addition to Homecoming, McKenna and Sommers have had a hand in writing Ant-Man and the Wasp and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, as well as the recent animated film The Lego Batman Movie.
The writers are represented by UTA, and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of their hiring.
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