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Release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel unveiled
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Release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel unveiled

Sony Pictures have unveiled the release date for the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming

The first movie isn't due to be released until July 7th next summer, but the sequel is already booked and will hit cinemas on July 5th in 2019. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Tom Holland's first standalone film in the role after he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War and the first standalone Spider-Man since the character returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Starring alongside Holland are Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Angourie Rice, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Cop Car director Jon Watts is in the director's chair. 

In this new movie we find Peter Parker trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. His biggest challenge comes from Keaton's Vulture, the movie's key villain. You can watch the movie's first trailer at the bottom of the page. 

Tom Holland takes over in the role from Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man twice, in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Garfield took over the role from Tobey Maguire, who held the roles for three films between 2002 and 2007. Both of those actors were in their late 20s when they took the role, but with Holland, who only turned 20 in the summer, producers have opted for a much younger hero. 

You can check out the complete back catalogue of Spider-Man movies here in hmv's online store. 

As well as this, Sony has also shifted the release date of Bad Boys 4, moving it from July 3rd in 2019 to May 24th in that year. It will follow Bad Boys 3 which is due out on January 12th in 2018. 

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