Star Tom Holland confirmed suspicions that the first Marvel solo Spider-Man movie would be called Spider-Man Homecoming. Read more after the jump.
There’s been a lot of exciting and suprising news coming out of this year’s CinemaCon. Yesterday we got confirmation that Indiana Jones 5 would pick up after Kingdom of the Crystal skull, and just today attendees at the convention got a sneak peak at some Wonder Woman footage. Now a big rumour has been put to bed with confirmation that the first Spider-Man solo movie from Marvel will be titled Spider-Man Homecoming.
Rumours began circling about the potential for Spider-Man Homecoming as a title when Sony registered a domain for the movie. Unsurprisingly the domain was something along the lines of www.Spider-Man Homecoming.whatever. There were also a lot of other titles and domains flying around, so for a while there no-one was sure which one was real and which were red herrings. Fortunately, new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland was nice enough to reveal all when he took to the stage during Sony’s presentation at CinemaCon.
Here’s the logo, courtesy of Screenrant.com:
Here’s what Holland had to say about the project:
“Throughout the story Peter is trying to find his true identity and where he fits into the world.”
Seems like a simplistic premise, but it makes a lot of sense with respect to the MCU. Spiderman is a 15 year old superhero surrounded by grown up superheroes, the majority of whom could seemingly kick his red-and-blue ass. So after playing a part in the cataclysmic clash of Captain America: Civil War, what does he do next as a friendly neighbourhood Spiderman back on his home turf? This was the basic idea behind the original comic arc Spider-Man Homecoming, which saw Spidey returning from end-of-the-world level stakes to his day to day life in New York. However, the odds that the film will be a strict adaptation were reduced by news that The Vulture – who didn’t appear in the original arc – could be the bad guy this time around.
Spider-Man Homecoming is also doing its due diligence and falling in line with current Marvel title trends. It’s funny to think that none of the Iron Man movies had a contextual subheading. Now they’re in full fashion, be it Civil War, Ragnarok or Age of Ultron.
We’re still at the very start of our schooling when it comes to Spider-Man Homecoming, and we still have a lot to learn.
Spider-Man Homecoming will hit theatres July 7th, 2017. Watch this space for all the latest Spider-Man Homecoming movie news.