Despite a lot of high-profile productions being placed on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are projects that are still in pre-production remotely. One of those projects is Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures third entry in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man films.
According to Discussing Film, they learned that Avengers cinematographer Seamus McGarvey has boarded the project, teaming him up with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts, who is returning to helm his third Spider-Man film for the studio (he also directed 2016’s Spider-Man: Homecoming).
McGarvey was recently attached to Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake with Paddington director Paul King. King has since left the project, and with McGarvey joining Spider-Man 3 (currently untitled), it is unlikely he will shoot Pinocchio with newly appointed director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future).
McGarvey is a seasoned cinematographer, who has shot high-profiled projects including The Hours, Along Came Polly, Sahara, Charlottes Web, Nowhere Boy, Atonement, Godzilla, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Accountant, Life, The Greatest Showman, Greta, and Bad Times at the El Royale.
Details on the currently untitled third Spider-Man film are being kept under wraps, with filming scheduled to begin this July, both Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are keeping a watchful eye on how things are going with the coronavirus, and if needed will push production back to later this year, thus shifting the films current July 16, 2021 release.
Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home screenwriters Erik Sommars and Chris McKenna are returning to write the third film, with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing. The majority of the cast is expected to return including Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revelori, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, and J.B. Smoove. It is unknown, if Jake Gyllenhaal will return as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.
Source: Discussing Film