It’s always nice: that time when you can stop referring to films as ‘The Tom Holland solo Spider-Man movie’, or other variations of that, and actually use its proper title. Now, that moment has arrived, with Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman confirming at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that the title of the new solo Spider-Man movie will be Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Comic fans among you may recognise this as the title of The Amazing Spider-Man #252 from 1984 – although considering this storyline involves him returning from the Secret Wars with a new black alien suit in tow (which would later turn out to be Venom), we doubt it’ll reference that storyline. Instead, we suspect it’s more likely that the title will refer to the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, which of course he will be making his first MCU appearance in.
More than anything else, it reflects the youthful outlook of the new wall-crawler. As has been well-documented pretty much everywhere, Tom Holland is the youngest live-action Spidey to date, and the title is intended to reflect this, with Rothman describing how “Peter [Parker] is trying to find his way home.” Other than that, there are a few rumours about what the story might entail: Vulture is being rumoured as the next big bad, and there’s a good chance that this will eschew the traditional origin story, so no more Uncle Ben dying.
Joining Tom Holland in the cast is Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Disney Channel regular Zendaya in an unspecified role. Cop Car director Jon Watts in helming the film, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein writing the script.
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