When Spider-Man burst into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans reactions were mixed, to put it lightly. While Tom Holland‘s incarnation of the masked webslinger seemed inoffensive enough in the small part he played in his debut Marvel movie, it marked the third reboot of the character in less than twenty years. Although there was a good chance the new series would be of decent quality now that Marvel is really hitting its stride in terms of its cinematic output, some people were cautious about finding room for another Spider-Man into their lives.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, the solo movie that will determine just how well the new Spidey will perform, is due for release this summer. Trailers are showing in cinemas all over the world and there is no doubt that Marvel expects this Spider-Man to fully remain a part of the broader MCU, if the heavy cameos are any way to judge.
In an interview with AlloCine, Holland has suggested that this is definitely the case and that Spider-Man: Homecoming won’t be his only solo flight:
“There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man especially to grow in the next two movies. He’s definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty I guess. It’s going to be an exciting couple of movies… Yeah, there’ll be Spider-Man 2 and 3, it won’t be Homecoming 2 and 3.”
It’s not exactly a secret that Holland was going to stay for more than one movie and a handful of cameos. There has already been a sequel in the works for a while, which is largely a mystery so far but planned for release in 2019.
Aside from that, though, there hasn’t been much information about the future of Spider-Man on the big screen. The studio may not even have planned for people to know how far they want to take the character, which perhaps explains why Holland followed up his comments with, “Sorry, Marvel. Whoops.”