Last week it was revealed by Sony chairman Tom Rothman that plans for an expanded Spider-Man Universe that would run alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in development, and now the web slinger himself has opened up about the future of the franchise after Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“We’re talking about the second one and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going,” he told Women’s Wear Daily at the New York Film Festival.
With Vulture and Shocker confirmed for Spider-Man: Homecoming, could Spider-Man 2 feature use the recently rumoured Nightwatch as the villain? Or will they bring in classic characters like Doc Ock, Green Goblin and The Sandman? It has also been rumoured for some time that Sony are keen on a Venom solo movie, so there is a chance The Symbiote is on the cards too.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ “Captain: Civil War,” begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 7th, 2017.