Jon Watts In Talks To Direct ‘Spider-Man 3’ | Film News
Spider-Man fans are breathing a sigh of relief. Days after it was announced that Disney and Sony had come to a truce and agreed to produce more Spider-Man films together – thus keeping Peter Parker in the MCU – news broke that Jon Watts, director of the first two Spidey movies, is in talks to helm a third.
Bringing Watts back makes total sense considering that both his Spider-Man films have made over a billion dollars at the box office. Why risk upsetting a fanbase by making a drastic change?
Interestingly, despite the new agreement, Marvel president Kevin Feige released a statement that, while mentioning being thrilled about Spider-Man’s return to the Marvel fold, hinted that we could see the webslinger jump between cinematic universes in the future:
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe.
He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold”.
Admittedly, that’s more than a hint. It wouldn’t be surprising to learn that as part of the new Disney-Sony agreement, Spider-Man is allowed to appear in some sort of Venom-related film for Sony. Considering the MCU’s stranglehold over the blockbuster genre, the idea of renting a hero to another company for a film or two probably doesn’t bother them too much.
Watts’ talks are reportedly in the final stages. The third film itself is already locked in for a July 16, 2021 release date.