Jon Watts in Talks to Return for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Sequel

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The has confirmed that director is in talks with Sony and Marvel to return to helm , the currently untitled sequel slated for a July 5, 2019 release.

The first film, released only a week-and-a-half ago, successfully rebooted the character of Peter Parker (primarily to put him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), following both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s outings as the friendly neighborhood webslinger. The film opened to an astonishing $117 million and to this date has earned $472.8 million worldwide as it quickly rises through the ranks of past MCU films and continues to garner rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

Tom Holland will also return for the sequel, but not before joining back up with the Avengers in next year’s Infinity War.

Prior to Homecoming, Watts directed 2015’s Cop Car with Kevin Bacon and the 2016 horror flick Clown produced by Eli Roth. He is also developing an untitled film with End Cue based on his own script. He’s repped by .

This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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