Speaking with The Toronto Sun, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige indicates that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is getting a five film arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel set to play a crucial part:
“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker.
In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school.
This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there.”
Along with serving as the Phase 4 opening film, it sounds like it will also be used as Peter’s graduation into adulthood and cementing his addition into the world of The Avengers. Holland himself seemingly confirms this in an interview with Collider, saying:
“I will be on Spider-Man 2 about mid-July next year. I think the most interesting thing about a young man’s life is his journey from being a boy to a man, and imagine seeing that journey while having superpowers. That’s something I know I’m definitely excited to explore. I know Kevin [Feige] and the rest of the team are very excited to explore.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is now in cinemas.