“Spider-Man” Sequels Follow “Potter” Formula

The Sam Raimi-directed “Spider-Man” trilogy moved the life of the Peter Parker character along quite fast – going from high school student in the first film to splitting up and reconciling with his fiance by the third. That won’t be the path that the new incarnation of the series will take though.

In a new interview with Collider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige suggests that the plan is to keep Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker, the first one that’s officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in school as long as they can starting with next year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. In fact, the plan may be to follow the “Harry Potter” style of one school year per film:

“Should we be able to make more after that? 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.”

No plans have been made for a second Spider-Man film yet, though Holland’s take on the character is undoubtedly going to figure into the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” two-part saga.