The 2019 sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will not only need to continue threads from the original film, which arrives in theaters July 7, it will have to follow the events of the still-untitled Avengers 4. Like, immediately follow.
Producer Amy Pascal, the former chairperson of Sony Pictures, told Fandom the sequel "will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story."
So, much as Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up on the threads of Captain America: Civil War, the sequel will follow with a Spider-Man who has just helped the Avengers save the universe. That it takes place mere minutes afterward may suggest the story may address the widening of Peter Parker's world in the aftermath of a universe-shaking conflict. It has to be strange for him help save billions of lives, and then go home to Aunt May and his homework.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.