Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts has begun talks about helming the sequel to this summer's blockbuster.
The Tom Holland-starring webslinger reboot was released in cinemas earlier this month and has already taken almost $473m around the world. News of Watts having talks about the follow-up first appeared in US film trade publication The Hollywood Reporter.
Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment ahead of Homecoming's release, Watts said that he was attracted to the project as a director because it was "a really interesting universe to be exploring".
"I had a great opportunity to tell a Spider-Man movie in a way that we've never seen before because I get to put him in the Marvel Universe," Watts explained.
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"When Spider-Man was created, [creators] Stan Lee and Steve Ditko wanted to come up with a way to show a regular guy's ground level view of this crazy world of superheroes that they had built.
"They've never been able to do that before in the movies: Spider-Man has always been all alone in his universe.
"But now, finally, he's back where he belongs, which is [as] part of the Marvel Universe. And that just opened up the door to so many possibilities."
The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming - with Holland in the lead role once again - is due for release on July 5, 2019.
Spider-Man's next big screen appearance will be in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, which opens in Ireland on April 27, 2018.