Deadline reports that Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts is in final talks to return for the untitled third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland.

With Sony and Disney/Marvel having agreed to co-financing terms on the third Spider-Man Homecoming movie Friday, it should come as no surprise to hear that Jon Watts is in talks to return to the $2 billion-grossing franchise he directed.

This is on the heels of news earlier today that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have set a new deal concerning Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for one more solo Spider-Man film and one more Disney/Marvel film.

Director Jon Watts is a key factor to the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home’s massive global box office earnings of $1.130 billion, making the Spidey sequel the highest-grossing film ever distributed by Sony Pictures.

There is an expectation that we’ll see supporting actors such as Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and J.K. Simmons return alongside Tom Holland.

Sony Pictures has officially set Spider-Man 3 for a release date of July 16th, 2021.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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