It’s been a welcome return for the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man in 2017 – after his successful debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, he returned this summer for his own summer spectacular, Spider-Man: Homecoming and such was the success of the film that two of the writers are back for the upcoming sequel, which will see Tom Holland pull on the red and blue suit once more.
Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, who wrote the Homecoming script with Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, are in final talks to bring their skills to the sequel alongside the returning director Jon Watts. But while the involvement of the other writers is still to be announced, it seems Sommers and McKenna are going to be getting the ball rolling on this one (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Released on July 2nd, Homecoming was the first Spidey adventure as part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, and saw such established characters as Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) and a sneaky cameo from Captain America (Chris Evans). The film also featured Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine, Angourie Rice and the voice of Jennifer Connelly.
While the film has been a big hit worldwide, grossing around $737million thus far, it still ranks behind all three of Sam Raimi’s trilogy in the US, with the first film, Spider-Man, still topping the list with $403million, while 2007’s Spider-Man 3 tops the worldwide rankings with $890.9million.
Spider-Man/Holland will next appear in Avengers: Infinity War, which stars Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson, Holland, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd and many others, is released on April 27th, 2018.