Spidey Will be Leaving New York in Spider-Man Homecoming Sequel
You’ll be seeing Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in just a few days when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on Friday, April 27. What we’ve seen from previous trailers and TV spots is that Peter Parker is tapped to join Doctor Strange, Iron Man and others on a trip to Thanos (Josh Brolin)’s home planet of Titan. This is the second time Parker’s left his native New York to join the Avengers—in Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark recruited him to help in the film’s titular Avenger-on-Avenger battle in Germany. So it shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise to learn that in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, the teenage webs slinger will be leaving New York again. What will be surprising to learn is why he’s leaving, and that’s something only Infinity War and Avengers 4 will be able to answer.
This scoop comes to you from i09, who spoke to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, which is the official start to the MCU’s Phase 4. Feige confirmed to i09 that unlike the previous Spidey film, in which Parker spent the entire time battling the Vulture (Michael Keaton) and his teenage angst in the Big Apple, the sequel won’t be set primarily in New York.
“We start filming early July,” Feige told i09. “We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
Spider-Man hanging off of Big Ben? Yeah, we can see it, but the reasons for Spidey’s international sojourn won’t be sightseeing, and will have everything to do with what happens to him during Infinity War and Avengers 4. While the Peter Parker we’ve met thus far is solidly, wonderfully “just” a teen (with super powers), one gets the impression that he’ll have grown up—a lot—after the cataclysmic events to come in those two films. Feige intimated as much:
“The way Civil War and the fact that he went to Leipzig Airport and then has to go back to school, informed Homecoming, the two Avengers films that precede [the sequel] will greatly inform, probably even more so, the next movie,” he said.
We’ll be getting some clues as to Spidey’s future when Infinity War drops this Friday. As for the untitled Spider-Man Homecoming sequel, we’ll have to wait a bit—it’s set to open July 5, 2019.
Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018