Marvel Eyeing Spider-Man Director Jon Watts For New Film

Peter Parker may have left the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, but Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts may be sticking around.

According to Deadline, Marvel and Kevin Feige are reportedly courting Watts for another MCU project, though which one was not made explicit. Watts is not tied to any future Spider-Man projects, as his contract only had him attached to Far From Home and Homecoming. Tom Holland, the web slinger himself, currently has one more film left on his current contract.

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Watts has established himself as a premier comic book movie director, helping relaunch Spider-Man after the poorly received Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Furthermore, Far From Home recently become Sony's highest-grossing film to date, with over $1.11 billion dollars, surpassing the previous record holder Skyfall. 

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This is the latest development following the collapse of negotiations between Marvel and Sony regarding Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney reportedly asked for a 50/50 co-financing arrangement for all future Spider-Man movies, an offer Sony declined. Sony, on the other hand, is blaming Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's busy work schedule, though there are also reports that negotiations between the two studios are ongoing.

Now in theaters, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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