The new Spider-Man movie has an official title… and it’s kinda cool.
That’s right folks – Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the iconic webslinger’s first solo movie under the Marvel banner… and it’s already causing quite a stir.
“The Webhead’s first solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe now officially has its title,” revealed Marvel Studios, “as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming prepares to swing into theaters July 7, 2017!”
The title was officially unveiled at CinemaCon by Sony Pictures – this is, after all, a joint venture between the two studios.
It was announced by the new Spidey himself, Tom Holland… but it’s not the first time we’ve heard the name.
After all, Homecoming was rumoured as a title since Marvel registered several appropriate urls for the project.
But what does the title really mean?
Obviously, there’s a bit of dual-meaning here – this is Spider-Man’s first solo film after returning to Marvel Studios… so there’s that. But Homecoming was also the title of a 1984 Spider-Man comic book storyline (from Amazing Spider-Man #252) … and that comic books featured appearances from both Iron Man and Captain America.
No surprise, considering the recent revelation that Spider-Man’s upcoming solo film would include appearances from other Marvel superheroes.
And with the scribbly, doodle-like effect of the film’s logo, perhaps this means a far more comic-book style Spider-Man than we’ve seen before. After all, his costume also appears to be more in line with the comic book style.
But what does Homecoming have in store for Spider-Man?
The comic book Homecoming story shows Spider-Man’s return from the Secret Wars – something which could be adapted to follow on from Civil War. But in the comic, he’s not quite the same Spider-Man, having adopted the black symbiote costume which eventually becomes Venom.
But could Spider-Man’s ‘homecoming’ be his return from Civil War?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Spider-Man: Homecoming heads to cinemas on 7 July 2017.
What do you think of the new Spider-Man title? A fitting tribute or a bit goofy? Let us know what you think in the comments below…