Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequels May Mimic Harry Potter Approach

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When Marvel was granted creative control of Spider-Man, the decision to age Peter Parker down and tell a high school-set story was one of the first they made, and while Homecoming will stand out in that regard, some are wondering how long that might last. Speaking to Collider, Kevin Feige revealed that they're modeling the frachise after another epic movie series:

"Should we be able to make more after that? Sure. This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don't know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies."

Just in case you're not familiar with the format of the Harry Potter films, each follow a new year at Hogwarts, so it seems that if the Spider-Man films will follow this approach, we'll continue to see Peter Parker through high school as he continues to save the city from various villains.

The plan to mimic the Harry Potter format isn't set in stone yet, but I could imagine how it can be done: they could conceivably release a Spider-Man film every year or two for a decade. Audiences will still have to respond to Homecoming when it releases next year, and part of the footage revealed at Comic-Con last weekend revealed that Michael Keaton is playing the villainous Vulture, and that his costume is made of tech, not organic. When Collider asked Feige if they considered making the character a metahuman, the Marvel President talked about the grounded nature of the MCU:

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"That had been done in I think every priorSpider-Manfilm. Part of the fun of joining the cinematic universe, joining a world in which he now knows Tony Stark personally, has received a suit full of many things we haven't seen yet that Stark Industries has supplied, it made sense to—cause that's sort of the Marvel Cinematic Universe grounded nature is it is much more technologically based. In a world where Falcon flies around with a beautiful set of wings, it made sense that we had Vulture have technical origins."

Tech-based villains in a Harry Potter story format? Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming sounds like it's turning out to be a game-changer for the Spider-Man franchise. Watch it when it hits theaters on July 7, 2017.

Watch: Spider-Man: Homecoming Panel From San Diego Comic-Con 2016