There's been a lot of confusion and vagueness when it comes to the question of how Sony's rebooted Spider-Man franchise synch up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a pretty clear extension of what happens in the Avengers movies, but things like the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom aren't necessarily in the sandbox as the Avengers films.
The two planned Spider-Man: Homecoming sequels will be fit into the main MCU continuity - and we already know when and where Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will fit into the timeline, thanks to a new interview with Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, and Sony Pictures head, Amy Pascal.
Speaking with Fandom, Pascal explained that in terms of the Homecoming sequel film, "we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story."
That means Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (not the official title) will be the kick-off to Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will see a major shift in characters and storyline. Could Spider-Man find himself in the position of becoming one of Earth's primary protectors, if the classic Avengers team is no more? It would definitely be an interesting escalation for Tom Holland's Spider-Man, who will reportedly make more than a few new enemies by the time Spider-Man: Homecoming is done.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7th. You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.