Almost a year has passed since Civil War. We all saw Spider-Man appear on the big screen in the MCU, where we wowed and thanked all our gods that something in the cinematic universe worked out for a change. But this has got many people thinking. When exactly will Spider-Man: Homecoming be taking place in the MCU? Obviously, it's after Civil War because he's watching clips of himself from the Civil War movie, but if a lot of time has passed, is he ready to graduate? Well, Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Eric Carroll recently made the timeline clear, telling Screen Rant:
“There will be some awkward chronology in that the movie comes out almost two years after Civil War, but we’re playing it like it’s a few months after Civil War. It hasn’t been years since Tony called him back. It came down to one of things we wanted to do was keep him in high school as long as possible. Let’s have him do something fun and different. Sony came to ourselves when we sat down and we thought, ‘Why do this version?’ And it is because we can really do a high school. Show that this is a young hero. Otherwise you have seen it all before…
"This is a fun, different take. If we say that it was actually two years after Civil War then he’s moving on, he’s a senior, and when the next movie comes out, it’s his sophomore year of college, and we really wanted to do multiple movies where he’s in high school.”
So, the reason for this has to do with their overall plan for Spider-Man. Making each movie a year of his schooling. I think that's a great idea. I love the idea of Watching a Superhero actually grow up in front of us. Learning things about life as well as fighting bad guys. It's one of the reasons so many people grew up loving Harry Potter, because we grew up with him. Carroll goes on to say:
This new movie already has my hopes up, especially with some superb casting like Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, and Marisa Tomei. On top of they have a solid idea of the direction they want to take the franchise.