The news that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures would finally team up on a cinematic version of Spider-Man is still one of the biggest superhero news stories of the past decade, and this year we get to see the first Spidey film to come from that team-up: Homecoming, which will deliver Tom Holland's version of the webslinger battling the first big-screen incarnation of The Vulture (Michael Keaton).
Homecoming is, technically, a Sony film, but Marvel head Kevin Feige is on board as a producer, and Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Tony Stark, making this Spidey adventure a very Marvel Studios outing. We also know that, after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Holland's Spidey will be sticking around for the massive Avengers: Infinity War. But where will things go beyond that?
Sony's already planning its own crop of new Spider-Man spinoffs, including a Venom flick and Black Cat/Silver Sable team-up movie (both of which will not feature Marvel Studios), but where does Marvel fit in to the overall Spider-Man movie landscape? Well, according to Feige, they'll be a part of his adventures for at least two more years.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, Feige confirmed that Spider-Man will be present in the still-untitled Infinity War sequel, and revealed that Marvel will also re-team with Sony for a Homecoming sequel (I'm voting for Spider-Man: Spring Formal or Spider-Man: Sadie Hawkins Dance), both of which will hit theaters in 2019.
"That's as far as it goes for now," said Feige.
The "for now" remark from Feige is both interesting and unsurprising. Spidey remains Marvel's flagship comic book character, and Holland is the youngest Marvel Studios lead in the stable right now, so of course they'll want to keep him around as long as the movies are still hitting. That said, what lies beyond the Infinity War is largely a mystery to us right now, so we'll just have to see how the next two years (and this July's box office) treat Spider-Man for now.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 5.