Spider-Man Sequel “Global Adventure”

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Spider-Man normally spends his time swinging around New York, but in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, he will apparently be traveling all over the world.

Kevin Feige, the chief architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said that the new movie will begin filming in London in July. (The first movie was filmed in Atlanta, despite being set mostly in New York.)

“Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe,” he explained.

This version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, made his big debut in Captain America: Civil War, where plot requirements had him join the big fight in Germany’s Leipzig Airport. Feige said that just as that movie set things up for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the next two Avengers films will set the stage for the as-yet-unnamed sequel.

Both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb series about the character had him leave the Big Apple, but then, the MCU has a much wider scope in general, and he does occasionally visit other cities/countries/planets/dimensions in the comics; indeed, this was the main plot of the recent Amazing Spider-Man series that began October of last year.

Why he is leaving the United States remains to be seen (and will presumably be set up in the Avengers flicks), as does what he will do there. It is known that Marvel Studios is looking for a “femme fatale” type of character, as well as two other major players. There have also been leaks implying that a European version of Gwen Stacy (possibly synonymous with said femme fatale) may play a part in the plot, while many speculate that the other two characters could be Norman and Harry Osborn.

The MCU take on the Spider-Man mythos has shown a willingness to shake things up, in an apparent desire to differentiate itself from the Raimi and Webb series; all new characters could appear, or familiar ones could be reimagined in unpredictable ways. After all, we have a smart Flash Thompson; who knows where else we could go?

For now fans will just have to speculate where Spider-Man will travel to and what kinds of adventures he will have, but these could be character-building explorations of even more of the MCU.

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