With Spider-Man’s second movie getting the first post-Avengers 4 slot in the Marvel lineup, it seems like he’ll help anchor the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this week, we pointed out that it’s possible that Doctor Strange might play a big role in the future Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on a photo from the Avengers: Infinity War set. Now, it seems like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man might also be one of the key components of the MCU as well.
"‘[We’re] just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 – we won’t call it that, whatever it is – which is exciting because it’ll be the first MCU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019.”"
Alas, no Avengers 4 reveal today, fans. It’s nice to hear that we also won’t have Homecoming 2 as a title for Spider-Man, because that really doesn’t roll off the tongue quite so well.
Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of Spider-news out there lately because of the movie coming out on July 7. However, the fact that the focus is not just on the present, but the future of the character in the MCU seems to signal that Marvel might try and build around Tom Holland’s work more in the future. CBR picks up on that as well, though focusing more on the individual Spider-movies.
Speaking of, two sequels are also in the works, not just one. (Yours truly also agrees with her colleague’s assessment that Marvel’s wise to have Holland in the fold.) Now, that might not mean quite as much — even Thor has three solo outings, although Ragnarok might just make The Dark World worth it.
However, as Feige went on to note, Homecoming is the real post-Captain America: Civil War film, and now Homecoming 2 is the real post-Avengers 4 film. Granted, Peter Parker offers a decidedly different perspective on these events. The character now gets to explore the ramifications of two major events, though, not just one. We said that Cumberbatch captures a certain audience. If the Disney XD featurette is any indication, Marvel likely wants Holland for his different appeal.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. We just hope that it’s not Strange and Spidey all the way down. Let’s build things up around Black Panther and, if wishes could come true, the Dora Milaje. Let’s incorporate Captain Marvel more. If Scarlett Johansson wants to stick around, give the Black Widow a movie, and so on, and so forth.
Marvel has a chance to drastically change the faces of its franchise here. Hopefully, it ends up being for the good of the MCU.