Jon Watts sticking to director's chair for Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:15 AM EDT (Updated)

Director Jon Watts, undoubtedly happy with his delivery of a crowd-pleasing entry into the Spider-Man family of films, is currently in negotiations to return for the Homecoming sequel starring Tom Holland.

Feeling the pressure to lock in their creative captain as other studios come calling for Watts' services, Sony and Marvel are now at the bargaining table to ensure their director stays in their stable.

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The follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 5, 2019, with Zendaya (Michelle) and Marisa Tomei (Aunt May) also contractually tied to repeat their roles. Holland will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War premiering May 4, 2018, before Spider-suiting up again for the sequel.

Watts also helped sculpt the script for Homecoming, along with Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers, making him an indispensable part of the film's continuity and stability entering into the upcoming sequel. To this date, Homecoming has netted $480 million worldwide after just two weeks in theaters.

Are you excited to see Watts back behind the camera for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2?

(via Variety)

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