Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Enters Production Sooner Than Expected

Following previous speculations that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 would begin filming this summer, a confirmation has arrived to relay otherwise.

According to a production sheet (via CBN) that surfaced online earlier today, the upcoming sequel will begin principal photography when it heads out to New York City next month. The project is scheduled to finish production by September this year, unless there are unprecedented delays.

Tom Holland (Peter Parker) will return to reprise his role as the web-crawler. While there have been no confirmation about the plot, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will be the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take place right after the events of the untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, presently dubbed Avengers 4. Hence, the movie will initiate “Phase Four” of Marvel Studios.

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will be directed by Jon Watts and open in theaters on July 5, 2019. The first installment (2017) was a massive success and raked in more than $880 million worldwide in the box office.

It was reported last week that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures recently approached Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) to play a supervillain in the movie. The veteran actor, however, declined the opportunity.

There is no word on what supervillain the casting team had in mind but Damon has previously made a minor cameo in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) as a stage actor portraying Loki in a Shakespearean play in front of Odin (Loki in disguise) and other fellow Asgardians. He did remark that the role was incredibly fun. Perhaps there is still a chance to convince Damon to rethink his decision and don the supervillain cape.