Marvel's New Spider-Man Movie Gets Official Title

It's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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The title of the upcoming standalone Spider-Man movie has been confirmed. As rumoured last week, the film will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming, and hits cinemas in summer 2017.

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The name of the Spidey movie was revealed by Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The film will be a co-production between Sony and Marvel Studios, after a deal was struck between the two companies in 2015. The movie rights to the character were previously owned solely by Sony, but the arrangement allows the iconic webslinger to now be a part of Marvel's ongoing cinematic universe.

Rothman explained that the name had a double meaning, referring both to the high-school age of Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker, and also that "Peter is trying to find his way home."

Spider-Man is now played by British actor Tom Holland, and he will make his debut next month in Captain America: Civil War. The new Spidey can be glimpsed at the end of this trailer, while the Sony presentation showcased another clip from the film, featuring Holland and Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark.

In addition, BDM have reported that the winged bad guy Vulture might play a part in the new film. According to the site, he has a "non-main villain role."

Last year Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts spoke about the decision to make Peter Parker a teenager. "I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie," he told Empire. "We're really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He's just 15 now.

"[The film] will not be an origin story. We want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid dealing with his powers."

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7, 2017.

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