Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal have confirmed that Spiderman: Homecoming director Jon Watts will be back to direct the sequel.
Feige told Collider, “Certainly that’s the intention for sure.”
Pascal added, “He knocked it out of the park. We would be crazy [not to]. He did a wonderful job and the whole atmosphere of the movie, all the things that people like about it are the things he brought to it. He’s really special.”
In Spiderman: Homecoming, the start to a new Spiderman franchise under Marvel’s direction, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is mentored by Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Jon Watts is eager to see Spidey team up with Black Widow or Captain America, though one, he says, is more likely than the other. He told Screen Rant:
I like to think of what he could learn from Black Widow, but then I think he would be too nervous to even get a single word out. If he was around her, that would be really funny. Yeah, seeing Spider-Man and Captain America together, not fighting each other, I think would be fascinating. There are great moments between the two of them in the comics and to see what that would be like in this world would be pretty cool.
Spiderman: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017