File this one under ‘Least Surprising News Stories of the Day’: right on the heels of releasing the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony has announced the release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, proving that no title is so awkward as to prevent Hollywood from slapping the number ‘2’ on it and calling it a day.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has set a July 5, 2019 release date for the second Spider-Man: Homecoming film, moving the expected release date for Bad Boys 4 up a month to make room for the latest adventures of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Bad Boys 4 — and no, they haven’t released Bad Boys 3 yet, you’re not going crazy — will now open against Warner Bros. Minecraft movie on May 24, 2019.
Granted, it’s not like anyone really thinks Spider-Man: Homecoming was going to be the only Spider-Man movie Sony released, but the timing of this announcement has to be considered a big vote of confidence by the studio. With the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer debuting to tons of excitement, Sony seems ready to ride that wave and ramp up some enthusiasm for its new franchise. Unless Spider-Man: Homecoming drops the ball in some unexpected way, it looks like Sony is back in the business of just printing money with Spider-Man’s picture on it.
Lest we forget that there still has to be a Spider-Man: Homecoming before a Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, here is the plot synopsis for the upcoming Marvel film:
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. 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 emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.