Fans were in awe when Marvel and Sony made the blockbuster deal to work together on Spider-Man: Homecoming, bringing the web-head into Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time ever in Captain America: Civil War. It wasn’t long before people had a bevy of questions as to what Peter Parker’s role will be in the MCU and how long he’ll be sticking around.
With Sony’s planned Spider-Verse movies making the rounds in recent months for various reasons, that web has become increasingly tangled. Leave it to the president of Marvel Studios to clear things up a bit. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Kevin Feige detailed the MCU’s plan for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man that began with the character’s debut in Civil War last year.
“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker. In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school. This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming is hitting theaters on July 7 while its sequel is currently set for July 5, 2019. Whether that will be the end of Spidey in the MCU is still unclear. It’s been said that a trilogy is in the works for Holland’s Spider-Man, but his entry into the untitled “Phase 4” of the MCU with a Homecoming sequel would be the end of the aforementioned five-film arc — barring a re-up on the Marvel-Sony deal.
“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah.
Source: Toronto Sun