Published On: Mon, Jun 26th, 2017

‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ sequel kicks off Marvel’s Phase four of films

Marvel’s decade of comic book adaptations continues to draw big crowd, pull in incredible box office numbers, so it’s no surprise Disney and Marvel will likely announce their “next phase” of films soon. Marvel Studios Exec Kevin Feige did confirm one thing: the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, arriving 2019, will indeed kick off phase four.

In an interview with io9, Feige revealed that the Spider-Man sequel was “purposefully” set up to kickstart. Phase 4.

“So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about.”

He continued: “It was purposefully done like this. Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”

Fans can now expect the model of having each of Peter Parker’s solo films take place during one school year.

Slash Film notes “That suggests that the events of Infinity War and Avengers 4 will take place over the course of roughly three months. So Peter, who will appear in both films, will meet the Guardians of the Galaxy, battle Thanos, and presumably travel to space all during the summer vacation between his sophomore and junior year. ”

Feige says while they have the timeline of the four movies sketched out in relation to Peter’s life, they still have to fill out the details.

“Much like, as we went into Homecoming, we knew all the general pillars, you then need the magic of the writers and directors to bring it all to life,” Feige said. “So we’re in that same position and we’ll actually start putting pen to paper on the next Spider-Man film in the coming weeks once this film is finally released. But we do know the specifics and the time line.”

No real word on the rest of the Phase 4 films, fans may have to wait until after Avengers 4:

“I hope [the news comes] after that. I think there will be certain elements that start to come about, not the least of which is the already announced release date of the next Spider-Man film. But other than that we’re going to keep it very close to the vest because this is really about focusing on the unprecedented conclusion to a 22-movie overarching narrative.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be hitting theaters on July 5, 2019.

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