Tom Holland Accidentally Reveals 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Will Start a Trilogy

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 6:45PM
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 6:45PM
Tom Holland Accidentally Reveals 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Will Start a Trilogy
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Next month, the world will know the joy of the sixth solo Spider-Man movie, and the seventh theatrical film to feature everyone's favorite webhead. It's incredible to think that, in the space of just fifteen years, we've had quite so many of these movies (of varying quality). 

If watching a colorful metaphor for puberty is your thing, then good news - the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming is far from the last time we'll be seeing this character. While an untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is already planned for 2019, star Tom Holland let slip that Sony and Marvel are already plotting out at least a trilogy of movies that'll star the new, youthful, fresh-faced Peter Parker.

Speaking with French website Allo Ciné, Holland explained that even at this stage, a full story has been planned for two more films that will follow on from Homecoming, before realizing that he might have let the cat out of the bag by discussing plans beyond a single sequel. When asked to clarify, as he could have just meant his Avengers: Infinity War appearance, he said he indeed meant a Spider-Man 3. 

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"Yes, there is what we call the arc of the character. There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially, to grow in the next two movies. He's definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and… go through puberty I guess. It's going to be an exciting couple of movies...

"There will be a Spider-Man 2 and 3… Yeah, well now you know, sorry Marvel. Whoops!"
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Marvel isn't normally thrilled about actors giving away movie plans too early, to the point where Holland publicly burned his Infinity War script after forgetting to return it, just to calm Marvel down. But what's interesting is that, as far as we'd heard up to this point, the future of the Spider-Man franchise was uncertain beyond Homecoming 2. Sony and Marvel's deal only covers a pair of movies, plus Spidey's future appearances in Infinity War and Avengers 4.



If there is to be a third solo Spidey film starring Tom Holland, it's unclear whether it would be made under the guidance of Marvel, or Sony, and it's also not clear as to whether it would even take place within MCU canon. It's a safe assumption, considering how connected Iron Man is with this new Spider-Man, but it's not a sure thing.

There had been rumors that, furious with the overall cost of Homecoming, Sony had elected to terminate their relationship with Marvel, leading to their announcement of their own comic book universe, with Tom Hardy as Venom. This may, then, suggest that the studio has plans to try and fold Tom Holland into their B-list antihero universe, which would certainly put a wrinkle in Marvel's plans for the future.

That said, the most logical assumption is that, having seen the final footage for Homecoming, Sony feels more confident trusting the character to Marvel long term. Or, alternatively, Marvel has helped come up with a three picture treatment that they've pitched to Sony, awaiting the studio's acceptance following the inevitable financial success of Homecoming.

Either way, the good news is that there's more Spider-Man movies on the horizon. As long as the Wall Crawler keeps showing up to save the day, his legion of loyal fans are going to be thrilled. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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