Peter Parker confirmed it himself! Spider-Man: Homecoming acts as the first entry in a planned Spider-Man trilogy that takes place within the MCU.
If you’re even remotely surprised about the announcement that Spider-Man would pull out another trilogy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re missing the big three factors: Sony won’t let go of the rights, Marvel unleashes hero stories in packs of three, and Spider-Man has always been a trilogy guy.
Bonus: Tom Holland’s making a name for himself and any smart studio would want to keep him employed.
So between Wonder Woman mania and preparation for July’s Spider-Man: Homecoming release, Tom Holland’s on the press circuit promoting his film.
During a Facebook Live interview, Holland said:
"“There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially, to grow over these next two movies, you know? He’s definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and, uh, I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty, I guess, and, um, yeah, it’s gonna be an exciting couple of movies.”"
Of course, he apologized to Marvel for spoiling the secret. But he also clarified that there will, in fact, be a Spider-Man 2 and 3.
Although, they won’t be under the Homecoming banner. (When the sequel was announced, I was all over the on-brand jokes, but none of those titles really nailed it quite like Spider-Man 4: Peter Loses His Virginity to His RA at MIT.)
(Yes, pun intended.)
Obviously, his films will tie in with what happens in Avengers: Infinity War and anything that happens in Phase Four. So far, we think Chris Evans’ Captain America will be killed off sooner rather than later. Plus, Captain Marvel’s going to hit the scene soon. So shaking up the roster could be a good thing. Furthermore, planting seeds for a refreshed cinematic universe with Spider-Man at the forefront may not be such a bad idea.
As to what this means for a Venom film … well, that’s still the more interesting question.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7.