Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio

UPDATE: We’ve got word that Spider-Man: Homecoming villain Michael Keaton will be returning as Vulture. We talk about what that could mean in our story below.

Jake Gyllenhaal has come close to entering the superhero genre a couple times in his career. When Tobey Maguire tried to play hardball to negotiate a new contract for Spider-Man 2 and any sequels that might follow, Jake Gyllenhaal was waiting in the wings to take the job. Then the Donnie Darko and Nightcrawler star almost suited up for DC Comics as one of the top choices to play The Dark Knight in Batman Begins. But now it will be a Marvel villain role that brings the actor into the fray.

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are working on their sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland. While it would seem that Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 leaves the wallcrawler’s future uncertain, the studios are moving forward with casting for the sequel, and they’re currently in talks with Jake Gyllenhaal to play the Spider-Man villain Mysterio. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming sequel

The ending of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War has everyone looking ahead to Avengers 4 and speculating about how some of those events might be undone, but the marketing team at Sony Pictures is likely focused on an entirely different question. How the heck are they supposed to market the Spider-Man Homecoming sequel without spoiling the events of Avengers 4?

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Spider-Man Homecoming sequel

Better reinforce some hallways: the cinematographer behind Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and The Defenders has just landed the same gig for the Spider-Man Homecoming sequel. Matthew Lloyd will handle director of photography duties for the still-untitled Homecoming follow-up.

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Spider-Man Homecoming 2 writers

Tom Holland’s fresh-faced Spider-Man stole scenes in last year’s Captain America: Civil War but fully showcased his value to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this summer’s excellent Spider-Man: Homecoming. We know we’ll be seeing the character again in Avengers: Infinity War, but beyond that, the web slinger has a Homecoming sequel lined up – and now we know who will write it. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War - Spider-Man - Iron Spider Suit

Now that Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he’s not forced to fight against any of The Avengers as part of that whole Civil War thing, fans are excited to see what it’s like to have him fight alongside all of the Marvel heroes as they face their greatest challenge yet: the mad titan Thanos.

During San Diego Comic-Con (and D23 Expo), some Avengers: Infinity War footage showed Spider-Man struggling a bit as he joins a fight that’s bigger and more dangerous than anything he’s faced before. Plus, a concept art poster showed the webslinger swinging through part of a triptych image of all the superheroes assembling to battle Thanos. Now, a high-resolution image of the new suit that Spidey will be wearing has emerged online. However, beware that below the image there will have some Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers accompanying it. Read More »

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Spider-Man: Homecoming has enough buzz and critical praise — as well as estimates of a $100 million opening weekend at the box office — to all but greenlight and usher in the next few Spider-Man movies with star Tom Holland. But while fans are clamoring for more, director Jon Watts still won’t confirm if he’ll return to helm the sequel.

It’s lucky then that we have Holland and his notoriously loose lips to give us hope that Watts will be back to direct the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Marvel should really keep a tight leash on this kid.

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Spider-Man Homecoming 2

Earlier this week, we found out that the direct sequel to Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming will kick off a new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by showing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man dealing with the aftermath of the upcoming Avengers movies. But that connection will be even more explicit than we thought: according to producer Amy Pascal, the opening of Spider-Man Homecoming 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) will pick up only “a few minutes” after the events of Avengers 4.
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Spider-Man Avengers Infinity War

With Spider-Man: Homecoming less than two weeks from its release, the film’s press tour is in full swing (yes, pun intended). That means a steady stream of revelations about the future of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, the level of the character’s involvement in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, and much more.

Read on for the latest Spider-Man Avengers Infinity War news, as well as some clarification about Venom, and a reference in Homecoming that seems worth looking out for.
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Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection

If you’ve even remotely been paying attention, it’s impossible to miss the fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man has a big role in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. He’s been a central part of all of the marketing, and it’s clear that the studio – who was disappointed with the financial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man movies – isn’t taking any chances with this entry and is hoping Downey’s star power will draw in regular audiences.

But that tactic won’t work forever. As we mentioned in another Spider-Man-related piece this morning, Downey’s Iron Man won’t be appearing in the film’s sequel (probably because they can’t afford him). So what will the Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection be? Let’s take a look at some likely candidates who could show up instead.
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Marvel Comics Carnage (Spider-Man villain)

Spider-Man fans have spent years hoping to see the alien symbiote Carnage appear as a movie villain, and it appears that they’ll finally get their wish: it just won’t technically happen in a Spider-Man movie.

A new report claims that Carnage is set to appear as Sony’s Venom movie villain, opposite Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. Plus, there’s some new info about the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and new spinoffs surrounding Spidey villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.
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