It's virtually a foregone conclusion in modern Hollywood that a big-budget action film is intended to launch a trilogy -- if not an entire cinematic universe -- so we shouldn't be surprised that star Tom Holland revealed Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first of three planned franchise films.
Yes, the already-announced 2019 sequel will be followed by another movie, the actor has confirmed
In a Facebook Live interview with AlloCine, Holland was asked whether there's an overarching storyline that will span Homecoming and its sequel.
"There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially, to grow over these next two movies, you know?" he replied. "He's definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and, uh, I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty, I guess, and, um, yeah, it's gonna be an exciting couple of movies."
Holland was then asked for clarification on whether "the next two movies" means Homecoming and the planned sequel, or if he was referring to a second and third film. "Yeah, there'll be Spider-Man 2 and 3, it won't be Homecoming 2 and 3," he replied, prompting one of the interviewers to say he was aware of the second film but not the third.
"Yeah, well, now you know, now you know," Holland said. "Sorry, Marvel, whoops!"
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.
Arriving in 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.