Jon Watts is unsurprisingly being pursued by Sony and Marvel to direct a sequel to the commercially successful Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has already grossed $472.8 million worldwide. The director also co-wrote the so-called tentpole film, alongside Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers. Writing arrangements for the sequel are currently unknown.
Negotiations heated up with Watts when other studios began eyeing him for their own major projects. Watts managed to resurrect the brand with his refreshing take on a frequently adapted story so is considered a credit to the studio. The announced release date also hastens production of the next film. Tom Holland, of course, continues as Spiderman with Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also expected to return.
The second installment of Watts’ Spider-Man is expected to hit theaters on July 5, 2019. Tom Holland can next be seen as Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War which opens May 4, 2018.