When Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland confirmed that the upcoming film is part of a planned trilogy, it came not so much as a surprise but rather as confirmation of what’s essentially become a foregone conclusion regarding both Marvel Studios and modern Hollywood’s approach to moviemaking. Similarly, it shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows to learn that director Jon Watts has confirmed that the film will feature two, if not more, post-credits scenes.
In a panel that took place during Australia’s Supanova Expo, Watts addressed the notion of Marvel and Sony’s joint venture film following in the footsteps of the MCU, where post-credits scenes have become a staple of the studio’s ever-expanding arsenal of blockbusters. According to Twitter user Tyler James, who was tweeting from the convention, Watts not only used the plural tense to confirm at least two post-credits scenes, he also assured fans in attendance that they were “worth sticking around for.”
Jon Watts confirms that Homecoming has after credit scenes that are definately "worth sticking around for" (Obviously). #Supanova.
— Tyler James (@Tyler_Cull3n) June 18, 2017
While the confirmation of these stingers will likely be enough to keep moviegoers in their seats once the credits start rolling, they’re hardly a catalyst for getting fans into the theater in the first place. In fact, early projections for Spider-Man: Homecoming show that the film is on course for a massive opening weekend that could web up between $90 million and $108 million in the U.S., alone, putting it well ahead of 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man ($62 million) and its 2014 sequel ($91 million).
It’s no secret that Marvel and Sony have high hopes for Homecoming. Despite initial skepticism, the recent confirmation that Sony Pictures’ Venom and Silver & Black films will take place in the same cinematic universe means that both studios have a lot riding on the success of this film in terms of their respective long term plans.
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.
Swinging into theaters July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.