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Spider-Man: Homecoming’s screenwriters will return for the sequel

by Eric Frederiksen | September 1, 2017September 1, 2017 1:00 pm EST

Spidey had a pretty tough decade. After what is arguably still the best Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man 2, he went emo, then he went Andrew Garfield. After a lot of bumps and bruises, the wall-crawler finally had a good outing this summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Following the movie’s warm critical reception, the Hollywood Reporter says the guys that helped make that happen are set to return for the 2019 sequel.

The duo of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are reportedly in final negotiations to return for the sequel. That’s great news. The Spider-Man movies struggled for years, trying to pack in far too many villains and repeatedly dropping the ball on huge moments from Spider-Man’s comic-book history.

Homecoming kept things simple, focusing on core elements of what makes Spidey who he is: protecting his identity and struggling with the responsibilities his powers thrust upon him. In the process we got a great Spider-Man and one of the MCU’s very best villains – Michael Keaton as the Vulture, Adrian Toomes.

These guys work well together

The duo got its start on some Comedy Central shows before coming together to write episodes of American Dad and Community, before moving onto The LEGO Batman Movie and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Between now and the spider-sequel, the team is keeping with the insect theme as they handle the script for Ant-Man and The Wasp, which is set to hit in July 2018.

As for Homecoming itself, Spidey’s latest outing has passed the lifetime total of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is approaching those of The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3, so it’s not doing so bad itself.

The sequel, tentatively titled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, hits theaters on July 5, 2019.

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,...