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Spider-Man: Homecoming may have only been Jon Watts’ second feature as a director, but he certainly knocked the film out of the park, much to the pleasure of critics and fans alike. Watts follows in a long line of directors who are plucked from the indie scene and tasked with directing the biggest of blockbusters, with a surprisingly high success rate. Though Josh Trank went from Chronicle lead to the complete disaster that was Fantastic Four (or FANT4STIC), other newbies have had much greater success. Joss Whedon’s directorial debut was The Avengers, Colin Trevorrow’s second feature was Jurassic World, and Guardians of the Galaxy was only James Gunn’s third feature. 

So, is Watts a shoo-in for the job of directing Spider-Man: Homecoming 2? Previously, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal both commented on Watts returning to the director’s chair, making it sound like he would be back. Feige said it was there intention to have Watts back in the director’s chair, “for sure.” Pascal said, “We would be crazy [not to].” But, Watts himself isn’t as convinced he’ll be back for another web-slinging adventure. 

Watts told Entertainment Weekly:

“For me it’s one movie at a time. I can’t wait to see Infinity War because I know what they’re doing but I don’t know the specifics. I feel like with Tom and with Spider-Man in this Marvel universe we’re just scratching the surface of what we can do.”

So, that’s not an enthusiastic yes, but it sounds more like a “probably,” than a no. Tom Holland seems to be on the same page as Feige and Pascal, however, saying:

“[Watts] is coming back for the next one. We can’t do another Spider-Man movie without Jon Watts.”

Have you seen Spider-Man: Homecoming? Do you want Watts to return for the sequel? Let us know in the comment section below!

Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in theaters.

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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly