According to a report by Deadline, Sony is planning two more Spider-Man films with Tom Holland but Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts is not set to return.
Yesterday, fans learned Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer co-produce Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films after Disney and Sony failed to reach an agreement on new terms to continue to the partnership. The decision left fans disappointed and some were confused about what this meant for the future of Tom Holland’s version of the wall-crawler now that he will no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Though some feared Tom Holland would no longer portray Spider-Man, Fandango’s Erik Davis noted that Deadline’s report indicates Sony is still planning to produce two more films with Holland as the wall-crawler. However, while Sony reportedly still wants to work with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts, the filmmaker has not signed a deal for a third film and is therefore not set to return for Tom Holland’s third outing as the wall-crawler as of now. According to the report, Jon Watts not being locked to return “isn’t helped by that fact that” Kevin Fiege won’t be the creative lead on the Tom Holland Spider-Man films unless Disney and Sony can reach an agreement.
*Update, per @DEADLINE: Jon Watts is NOT signed on for a third #SpiderMan movie, so his involvement moving forward is unclear. As for Tom Holland, the actor confirmed in 2016 that he is signed for 3 solo movies, but reports indicate Sony plans 2 more films w/ him, which makes 4 pic.twitter.com/7oGuwPNEXx
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 21, 2019
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