Still coming to terms with the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War? Then allow us to take your mind off it with some exciting Spider-Man news.
Having made his solo Marvel movie debut in last year's Homecoming, Tom Holland's wall-crawler will be back in next year's sequel. And Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced the movie be taking the character around the world, the first time any Spidey movie has moved beyond the character's home city of New York. This includes a stint in London, as he explained to website iO9.
"We start filming early July," Feige confirmed. "We film in London. We shot the first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe."
Homecoming 2 will be the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nine such movies are planned between 2019 and 2022, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, with Feige having recently announced that Marvel's slate now extends up to 2025.
Chronologically speaking, the Spider-Man follow-up will be the first movie after Avengers 4, the pivotal movie around which so many questions are swirling. Feige goes on to say there's a precedent for the world-spanning adventures in the Homecoming sequel.
He says: "The way Civil War, and the fact that he went to Leipzig Airport and then has to go back to school, informed Homecoming, the two Avengers films that precede [the sequel] will greatly inform, probably even more so, the next movie."
We'll bring you more details as we get them. In the meantime, check out our essential guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.