Marvel Buzz: 'Spider-Man' Sequel Timeline Revealed, Six Mystery 'X-Men' Movies Scheduled Through 2021

Marvel Buzz: 'Spider-Man' Sequel Timeline Revealed, Six Mystery 'X-Men' Movies Scheduled Through 2021

Jul 02, 2017

In one week, audiences will finally get to see the spectacular new reboot of everyone's favorite wall-crawler. And in anticipation of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we're hearing more about the future of Spidey in the MCU through his next team-up with the Avengers and his next solo feature. That and the latest from the Marvel-based X-Men movieverse below. 


Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Continues Right After Avengers 4

Marvel is very interested in direct continuations right now. Spidey's new movie begins immediately after the events of Captain America: Civil War. We hear that Avengers: Infinity War picks up immediately after the events of Thor: Ragnarok. And now comes word that Spidey's next movie (let's call it Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 for now) will begin immediately following the end of Avengers 4. Here's what Homecoming producer Amy Pascal revealed to the site Fandom:

What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.

Without going into spoilers, Homecoming does potentially tease some things we could see in a sequel, but one thing we can be sure of now is that Homecoming 2 won't pick up right after the first movie. Director Jon Watts just told THR they're interested in keeping Spidey/Peter Parker in high school, but advanced one grade: "To deal with the fallout of Infinity War and be a junior in high school; I think sounds like a pretty good movie to me."

Avengers 4 is due May 3, 2019. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 arrives shortly after on July 5, 2019.


Tom Holland Doesn't Know What Happens in Avengers: Infinity War

Chances are, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland doesn't know how Avengers 4 will lead into the next Spidey solo movie. After all, the young actor doesn't even know what happens in Avengers 3, aka Avengers: Infinity War. This could be a commonality with all the movie's stars so they can't accidentally spoil anything, but it's also possible that Holland is being handled with extra-safe measures since he's known for talking too much. He recently told the Toronto Sun:

I don’t know anything about it or what it’s about. I know who the villain is, but that’s it. They don’t let me read anything because I’m so bad at keeping secrets.

So he believes it's just him. That villain, by the way, we also all know already to be Thanos. Holland also seems to know enough to not need to spoil anything because the hype is so huge. He continues:

Infinity War needs no teasing. That movie literally needs no teasing. It’s going to be the biggest movie of all time. Believe me: no one is ready for this movie.

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018.


Fox Schedules Six More Unknown X-Men Universe Movies

While not part of the MCU, the Marvel Comics-based X-Men franchise is starting to rival its spiritual cousin as a hugely successful cinematic universe, with audiences and critics. Therefore, we can anticipate a lot more mutants in mainline series sequels and spin-offs starring other popular characters, like Deadpool. Fox, the studio behind this growing megafranchise, has just announced release dates for six more features. We don't know what they are, but here's how the X-Universe is looking through 2021:

April 13, 2018: New Mutants (now costarring Alice Braga in place of exiting Rosario Dawson)

June 1, 2018: Deadpool 2 

November 2, 2018: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

February 14, 2019: TBA 

June 7, 2019: TBA

November 22, 2019: TBA

March 13, 2020: TBA

June 26, 2020: TBA

October 2, 2020: TBA

March 5, 2021: TBA

We can assume at least one of those is another Deadpool sequel, and maybe that long-delayed Gambit movie will finally happen. Could we see a Stark-sisters reunion through this franchise with X-Men's Sophie Turner and New Mutants' Maisie Williams eventually meeting? Could we be seeing a new Wolverine make his debut in one of these, or could fans possibly go the next four years without their favorite razor-clawed X-Man?




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