Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that the upcoming “Spider-Man Homecoming” sequel isn’t just shooting overseas, much of the story will be set outside of New York.
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker previously traveled to Germany to help Tony Stark in “Captain America: Civil War” but otherwise hasn’t left the country. That changes as he goes on a big European adventure. He explains to io9 & IGN:
“We start filming early July. We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.
We loved how the events of ‘Civil War,’ for as dramatic and intense and politically complex as they were, we loved how Peter dealt with it [in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’]. And how Peter dealt with it is, he then went and tried to go back to a normal life. What is it like to try to go back to a normal life after what happens in this movie [Infinity War]? Not to mention what happens in the next [Avengers] movie.
It’s fun to see that, because he can represent, you know, the world as a whole, as they try to move forward. And you can do it in a way that is tonally unique, and tonally different than, certainly, the two ‘Avengers’ films that people are about to see.”
Feige also goes on to tell Den of Geek that the overseas setting not only ties heavily into the sequel’s story, but also into the identity of the villain they intend to use – one that’s expected to be someone other than a villain we’ve already seen:
“We’ve chosen a villain, and I think the storyline is fairly impacted by the locations we go to. We love the notion of taking Spider-Man to places around the world that we haven’t seen him in before. And we have a villain who I think will play into that nicely.”
Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are writing the “Spider-Man” sequel with Jon Watts returning as director. That film is slated for a July 2019 release.