Spider-Man: Homecoming won't arrive until summer, but Marvel and Sony have already confirmed that the young webslinger's second solo film will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. That puts it a few months after the untitled follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War and, er, confirms that the world won't end in the big team-up movie. But more importantly, it also secures Spider-Man actor Tom Holland's legacy as the Spider-Manliest of them all.
Not sure what I mean? Let's consult the Spider-Man cinematic portrayal scoreboard:
- Spider-Man (1977)
- Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
- Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979)
These were made-for-TV movie edits of the '70s Amazing Spider-Man show, but they still count, dammit.
- Spider-Man (2002)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Unconfirmed, but c'mon
- Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019)
Yep, that's four cinematic Spider-Man appearances for Holland, working off the pretty safe assumption that he'll show up in at least Avengers: Infinity War or its sequel. Failing that and he'll still tie Hammond and Maguire with three. Then he'll win the tiebreaker round as the only Spider-Man actor to ever actually look like a teen.
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Donald Glover, Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters on July 7, 2017.
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