Spider-Man: Far From Home Director May Not Return for a Sequel

Tom Holladnd, Michael Keaton and Jon Watts on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming

Despite initial reports suggesting director Jon Watts had signed on to helm two more Spider-Man installments, it appears that may not be the case after all.

As more details begin to surface regarding the split between Sony and Marvel Studios, we're getting a better idea of what happened to cause the two to part ways on future Spider-Man installments. When it was first announced that Kevin Feige would no longer be overseeing Spider-Man films for Sony, it was reported that despite the failure to secure a new agreement between both parties, director Jon Watts was expected to return for both a third and fourth installment. However, those reports may have been mistaken.

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According to Deadline, Watts is currently not signed on for a third (or fourth) Spider-Man film. He is reportedly fielding offers from other studios, suggesting he may leave the franchise behind after Spider-Man: Far From Home. Should Watts sign on for a third Spider-Man installment, he'll see the current Spider-Man trilogy through to the end with Tom Holland -- although it remains to be seen how the removal of Marvel Cinematic Universe references and its supporting cast will affect the film. As it stands, Watts, like Holland, has not commented on the end of the Spider-Man partnership between Sony and Marvel Studios.

Of course, while things may currently look dim for Spider-Man's future involvement in the MCU, it's thought that a deal could still happen, should the two parties find a way to come to a reasonable agreement. That doesn't mean Sony isn't willing to walk completely, though, as the company appears confident in its ability to produce a successful Spider-Man film after the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home and critical-darling, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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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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