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Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel probably won’t mess with its formula for success

by Eric Frederiksen | July 20, 2017July 20, 2017 8:00 am PDT

Spider-Man: Homecoming is doing pretty well for Sony. In less than two weeks, the movie has already pulled in $480 million worldwide. As much credit as we can give to Marvel’s collaboration on that, part of it goes to director Jon Watts, too. Studios love “more of the same” more than anything else, so it’s hardly a surprise they’d be considering bringing Watts back for a second round with the webhead. The studio and director are already in talks to make that happen, Deadline reports.

The papers aren’t signed yet, but bringing Watts back seems likely. Watts other work – movies like Cop Car and Clown – aren’t anything like Homecoming, but Watts did a good job of bringing the high-flying web-slinger down to the ground with a personal story about maturity, responsibility, relationships, and disappointment. It hit the core tenets of Spider-Man without dragging us through yet another re-telling of the origin story. With all the trouble Spider-Man has had in the past 10 years, we’d love to see a director who seems to understand the character come back for another round.

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is, despite not having a director, script, or anything but a star, set to release on July 5, 2019.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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