Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequels Will Probably Take Place in High School

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 4:52PM
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 4:52PM
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequels Will Probably Take Place in High School
Spider-Man: Homecoming showed its first footage at San Diego Comic Con, and it hasn't been released to the public yet (read our full breakdown here), but it was entirely structured around Peter Parker's life as a high school student. And according to Kevin Feige, that will likely continue in several sequels, since they might follow the Harry Potter model and set each movie in a subsequent year of high school.

Speaking to Collider at San Diego Comic Con, Feige said that Marvel is primarily focused on introducing a new Peter Parker to the world, and integrating him into the MCU:

Opening quote
"The first step was reintroduce a new Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Civil War and have people leave the theater saying, 'I love that Spider-Man. I wanna see more of him.' I think that's happened. The next step is making a great Spider-Man: Homecoming and a great film that showcases Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and makes everybody fall in love with him all over again."
Closing quote

But once that happens (which it pretty much already has, after Tom Holland's acclaimed performance in Captain America: Civil War), will the sequels take place in high school? Feige says they might:
Opening quote
"Should we be able to make more after [Homecoming]? Sure. This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don't know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies."
Closing quote

This isn't a sure thing by any means, since he specifically states that this was an "early idea" for the movies rather than a current one. But I would imagine that at least one more of the movies will take place in high school, especially since Marvel has been trying so hard to brand Holland's new Peter Parker as different from the last two using his youth and the film's John Hughes-esque focus on high school life. Keeping him young, at least for a few movies, would help distinguish him from both the other Spider-Man movies and the other heroes of the MCU.

Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out in theaters on July 7, 2017.
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