With the bulk of production on Avengers 4 having been completed and production on Captain Marvel set to begin next week and then resuming in March, Marvel Studios and Sony have begun pre-production on the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Principal photography is expected to take place over the summer which means that they’ll spend the next couple of months scouting filming locations, casting and finalizing the crew. To that end, we’ve learned that Matthew Lloyd has joined the production as the director of photography, courtesy of a source in the production.
The Spidey sequel will reunite Lloyd with director Jon Watts as Lloyd was the cinematographer for Watt’s 2015 film Cop Car. Lloyd, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his work on season one of Fargo, has been building quite a resume and has worked extensively with Marvel over the past several years. In addition to working as the director of photography on 12 episodes of Daredevil’s first season, Lloyd is also credited as the director of photography for Defenders and the director of photography for the Atlanta reshoots of Thor: Ragnarok. Outside of his work with Marvel, Lloyd also worked as the director of photography on 2017’s Power Rangers.
Having worked with Watts before should make for a smooth production as the cinematographer is responsible for realizing the director’s vision for each scene. Additionally, cinematographers are responsible for the lighting in each scene that helps convey the intended tone, for choosing cameras, camera angles and generally making each shot, scene and sequence is well-designed and that the audience is seeing and feeling what the director intended.
Stay tuned for more news on the Spidey sequel as things move towards production. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be in theaters July 5, 2019!