With Sony and Disney/Marvel having agreed to co-financing terms on the third Spider-Man 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 great news for fans of the series as it means continuity.
The hope is that we hear from sources is that Watts’ deal will be wrapped soon. Essentially, Sony and Disney/Marvel sought to hammer out their co-financing agreement on the third Spidey pic first, before turning their attention to re-upping Watts.
At the time the Sony-Disney battle went down last month, Watts didn’t have a deal for the next Spider-Man picture and he wasn’t a lock to return. (via Deadline)