The introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe delighted many fans, as it allows the web-slinger to interact with many of Marvel's other live-action characters.
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, the director suggested several different members of the Avengers for Spider-Man to team up with - including fan-favorite Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).
"I like to think of what he could learn from Black Widow, but then I think he would be too nervous to even get a single word out." Watts joked. "If he was around her, that would be really funny."
We actually brought up the possibility of Black Widow joining the Homecoming sequel earlier this week, suggesting that the pair could form a dynamic mentor-mentee relationship. Aside from both having insect-related alter-egos, the two have a pretty lengthy comic book relationship, giving the film plenty of content to draw inspiration from.
Another one of Watts' suggestions was none other than Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans).
"Seeing Spider-Man and Captain America together, not fighting each other, I think would be fascinating." Watts explained. "There are great moments between the two of them in the comics and to see what that would be like in this world would be pretty cool."
While fans have clamored for a Spider-Man/Cap partnership for quite a while (long before the hero entered the MCU), there are a couple of factors that make its fate uncertain.
Chris Evans has hinted that he will not be playing Steve Rogers for much longer, with some hypothesizing that the character will wrap up his story in some way in next year's Avengers: Infinity War. But there is comic precedent for the mantle being passed to other characters, meaning Peter Parker could potentially team up with Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
As for Peter Parker himself, Holland has his own suggestion of who is character should team up with, advocating for a "bug bros" movie with Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
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.
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