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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director in Talks to Return for Sequel (Exclusive)

Watts helmed Sony and Marvel's new take on Spidey, which has earned $467.3 million worldwide in two weeks.
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After successfully relaunching the Spider-Man franchise with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony and Marvel are staying in business with director Jon Watts.

Watts is in talks to return for the sequel to the hit Spidey film, starring Tom Holland. The follow-up, currently untitled, is already slated for release on July 5, 2019.

Watts was best known for directing the 2015 indie Cop Car (with a budget of $800K), starring Kevin Bacon, but he successfully made the leap to big-budget tentpoles with Homecoming, getting the gig to co-write and direct the project after pitching a coming-of-age teen story focused on the high-school life of Peter Parker. The film, which also stars Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Robert…

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