The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming was green lit the second Marvel and Sony decided to team up and bring Spidey into the MCU. I mean there’s just no way it isn’t going to make money and then the sequel will make money too, so why not get a head start on it. What is up in the air is how it will be received, and it sounds like no matter what the reception, director Jon Watts will be coming back.
Collider spoke with the film’s producers who said that they are most likely going to be bringing back the previously untested director for the sequel. The early buzz is good (though it always is) so it makes sense that producer Amy Pascal would say, “He knocked it out of the park. We would be crazy [not to bring him back]. He did a wonderful job and the whole atmosphere of the movie, all the things that people like about it are the things he brought to it. He’s really special.”
This is even more of a no-brainer considering the recent spate of directors who have not been able to handle big blockbusters. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the most recent example, but most famous Josh Trank basically lost control of Fantastic Four. It’s not a given that a talented indie director can take the helm of a blockbuster, so finding one who reportedly can keep his style while also wrangling a massive budget is key to hold onto.