Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Confirms Marvel Is Planning A Spidey Trilogy

"It's going to be an exciting couple of movies."


Following his appearance in last summer's Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man returns to screens next month in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now star Tom Holland has revealed that it will be the first part of a trilogy of movies.

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Speaking to the French site Allo Ciné, Holland spoke about the future of his character. "There is what we call the arc of the character," he said, via Superherohype. "There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially, to grow in the next two movies. He's definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and... go through puberty I guess. It's going to be an exciting couple of movies."

When the interviewer questioned Holland's reference to "the next two movies", Holland confirmed that there would be a trilogy: "There will be a Spider-Man 2 and 3. Yeah, well now you know. Sorry Marvel. Whoops!"

While it isn't surprising that Marvel want to make more Spider-Man films, there is an added legal complication. Sony owns the movie rights to the character, and in 2015 agreed a deal to allow Marvel to use Spidey in its Cinematic Universe.

However, comments earlier this year from former Sony exec Amy Pascal suggest that the deal only covers one more standalone Spider-Man film. In addition, Sony have set a 2018 release date for the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, although Homecoming director Jon Watts has stated that Venom is not connected to the MCU.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on July 7 and also stars Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, and Donald Glover. A new trailer was released last week--check it out here.

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Sony just doesn't learn do they?

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@xOmniCloudx: So it appears. But just MAYBE, if Homecoming is really successful, they will come to the conclusion that additional or longer-term deals might just be in their best interest.

I think it's a mistake to make stand-alone films involving traditional Spidey characters without Spider-man. Venom is just the start. I've also heard about the Black Cat/Silver Sable film, also without Spider-man. I love Black Cat as a character, but not without Spider-man (I'm not terribly familiar with Silver Sable, so cannot comment -- I stopped reading Spider-man back in the 1980s).

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A franchise on its 3rd reboot in 15 years is being somewhat ambitious planning a trilogy. Spider-man 3? Tried to use too many characters and blew it. Amazing Spider-man 2? Same mistake with too many characters. Homecoming? Directly tied in with the MCU, and we know Iron Man at least is there, so introduces *established* characters that we already have an investment in. However if it's only 1 movie that's part of the crossover with Marvel Studios, Sony will make exactly the same mistake again, screw the franchise again, and we'll have 4 reboots in 20 years. Just so they can keep their grubby mitts on the movie rights that they keep misusing.