The success of Spider-Man Homecoming brought everyone’s favorite wall-crawler back to the big screen triumphantly and now Marvel is planning on going bigger in scale expanding its location beyond the city of New York.
Not much has been said regarding the sequel in regards to its plot but it is said that filming will begin in July this year and that Jon Watts will be returning to the director’s chair. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige spoke to i09 in a recent press junket for Avengers: Infinity War saying:
“We film in London. We shot the first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
Feige didn’t reveal too much beyond that, keeping much of the character motivations under wraps but we can assume that the safety of New York will not be the only concern for Spidey. The next film looks to be going bigger and with the titular character heading to other parts of the globe, it’s a wonder what the stakes are this time around. Although this seems like it could result in some amazing action sequences, let’s hope the film doesn’t sacrifice story and heart for large-scale visual spectacle.
It’s hard to predict anything at this point since it is unclear how Avengers 4 will impact the untitled Homecoming sequel. News of Iron-Man’s contract coming to an end is also an indication of Spidey going solo on this venture. If all goes well, we might see another Spider-Man sequel that surpasses the original.