As excited as people are to see the continuation of the Peter Parker and Tony Stark relationship that was started in Captain America: Civil War, it’s only the beginning for the former according to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts.
With Robert Downey Jr. not returning for a Homecoming sequel, others characters will step into Peter Parker’s life. Watts teased as much while sitting down with ScreenRant:
“Yeah, I think that’s inevitably going to be such a big part of Peter’s life, but I also do think it’s sort of the starting point. Like you were saying, there are so many other elements and characters in this universe for Peter to interact with, I can’t wait to see what else we can do.”
Since Spider-Man is firmly cemented in the MCU, it’s possible we could see other Avengers fill Tony Stark’s role in future Spider-Man films, or perhaps we’ll see a character from the hero’s extensive comic history.
“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.”
Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah, opens on Friday, July 7.