The web-crawler himself, Tom Holland, has confirmed that he will indeed appear in two more solo Spider-Man films following this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Hollands introduction as Peter Parker/Spider-Man last year in Captain America: Civil War was universally praised by critics and fans alike. The inclusion of the character came after not one, but two Spider-Man franchises fell apart at Sony. The studio wasn’t ready to relinquish the rights back over to Marvel Studios but the two were able to find a common ground leading to a deal between the studios where Marvel would produce the solo films featuring Spidey while Sony would distribute and maintain final approval on the creative direction of the projects.
Last year, Holland revealed that his contract with Marvel included three solo features plus three additional appearances. So far, Holland has one appearance and one solo feature under his belt with himself also set to appear as Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War. Although Holland has signed for three appearances and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming has already been dated for released on July 5, 2019, the third film with Holland as Spider-Man has yet to be confirmed by Marvel, however, in a recent in interview with AlloCiné, the young star slipped up and revealed he’s looking forward to exploring how Peter will develop over the next two films:
“There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man especially to grow in the next two movies. He’s definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty I guess. It’s going to be an exciting couple of movies… Yeah, there’ll be Spider-Man 2 and 3, it won’t be Homecoming 2 and 3.”
After Holland realized his slip, he apologized adding “Sorry Marvel, whoops. That’s out.” There is no telling when a third solo film could come out but if the studios want to keep Peter in high school for the entire trilogy, they will need to roll into production as soon as possible following the Homecoming sequel.
The new film picks up with the web-slinger following the events of Civil War as he balances his dual identity of a budding superhero and navigates the everyday life of a teenager in high school just as he goes up against his first major nemesis. Hopefully, Marvel and Sony will also find a way to either renew their existing contract or form a new one to keep Holland’s Parker part of the MCU as the current agreement expires after the sequel to Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.