Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers Returning for Sequel

After their successful run on Spider-Man: Homecoming, writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are swinging back into action for the sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two Homecoming scribes are in final talks to pen the sequel.

The writing duo, who has previously worked on worked on Family Guy and Community, have also worked on The LEGO Batman Movie and have credits on Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp film. For Spider-Man: Homecoming, they were credited alongside Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford and director John Watts.

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Marking the first partnership between Marvel Studios and Sony, Spider-Man: Homecoming was yet another reboot for the wall crawler. Both critics and fans loved the movie, and the movie has gone on to gross more than Iron Man in the box office. Not much is known about the Homecoming sequel's plot, though we do know it will deal with the aftermath of the as-yet-untitled Avengers: Infinity War sequel. Watts may also return for the sequel. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel has a release date of July 5, 2019.

Spider-Man: Homecoming has earned $737 million worldwide so far, meaning it's on route to becoming the seventh highest-grossing release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, firmly between Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Although Homecoming has already passed 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709 million) at the global box office and is within striking distance of 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man ($757.9 million), it’s unlikely to touch the final tallies of Sam Raimi’s original trilogy (2002’s Spider-Man 2 comes in at No. 3 with $783.3 million).

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

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