If you enjoyed Spider-Man: Homecoming, then we have good news for you. It sounds like two of the film’s writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are returning for the currently-untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Now, before you start celebrating too hard, it’s worth noting that while Homecoming holds up as an incredibly fun high school action-comedy, it boasted an entire crew’s worth of writers.
The screenplay alone boasts six writers — Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers. Based on the order in which they are credited, it looks very much like McKenna and Sommers had their hands in the final draft of the script. This is very comforting, as that means the duo were responsible for the way things ultimately ended up (though the contributions of the other writers shouldn’t be understated).
Regardless of how much they were involved in the script, percentage-wise, it’s great to hear they’ll have some familiar folks return for Spidey’s second outing.
But they may not be the only ones returning to the fold. According to THR, Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s director is in talks to return. Couple that with the fact that actor Tom Holland is already obligated to star in this sequel, and you have a recipe for success, assuming they’re able to capture lightning in a bottle once again.
Worldwide, Spider-Man: Homecoming has managed to lock down $737 million worldwide. Considering The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — the last Spidey film Sony made before teaming up with Marvel Studios — grossed $708 million, it’s not exactly a huge step up. However, creatively, it was definitely a milestone. Most critics loved this new high school take on the property, and considering that audiences were sick of the character a few short years ago, Homecoming managed to reignite enthusiasm for all things Spider-Man.
Are you excited to see the writers return, and do you think Jon Watts should also come back? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.
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