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 Spider-Man 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 url’s 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…