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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elheber

Guys, the synopsis was leaked:

The story is about a deal that goes south and Peter is sent to live with a family in foster care, but they mistreat him (along with other hostages) and use him to get money out of the system. Thankfully, the marvelous Aunt May manages to take advantage of the foster family's business disaster to adjust the license agreement so Peter can come back for one great movie with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. and then saves Spider-Man by being in charge of the next string of movies. The movie ends with everyone saying "welcome back, Peter. This is where you belong."

A real tear-jerker.

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LouiXIII

Awful name...but might be a good movie

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NoahRoalson

*facepalm

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brimdunkleton

Stop letting Sony rape spiderman, Disney and MARVEL.

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DefunktJunk

I love me some Spider-Man just as much as the next guy, but what in the hooty dooty is up with that logo? Look like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon..

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Heartagram_03

I like the title. It pays homage to the comics and looks unique compared to the other Spider-Man films.

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geojf3

A non-origin story???? ITS ABOUT TIME!

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snugglebear

It's just going to be a string of those memes from the old cartoon. Shake ya butt, Spidey.

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FanboyMan

Please just one villain, I hate unnecessary team ups to shoehorn in more characters.

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nickpeck36

@fanboyman: Same here, kinda like Spiderman 3... I just hope this movie is more Marvel than Sony. The Toby SP movies weren't bad (well 3 kinda was imo) but I really didn't care for the last two Amazing SM movies Sony did. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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Peekaboobs

"Disneys Spiderman: a frozen homecoming" -_-

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lnception

@peekaboobs: Spiderman 2: Prom Night

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lnception

I'm put off by the title and the logo. I know its suppose to makes sense since its "homecoming" meaning Marvel is pretty much bringing Spiderman Home...but its just tacky af

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ArcaneSmile

Coming of age story? Count me out.

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TxuZai

@arcanesmile: He's fifteen years old...what the hell else is it going to be about......

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ArcaneSmile

@txuzai: I don't know. Spider-man web-slinging and bouncing off walls kicking some animal-themed supervillain's ass?

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Jag-T1000

So in the captain america movie, Spiderman is gonna save the day and stop everybody from fighting?

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Baconelite

There will never be another good Spidey movie, will there?

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NoahRoalson

@Baconelite: Doubt it. <3 Toby

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Xristophoros

too bad garfield was such an ass and got canned from future Spidey movies. he was a good fit, even if the movies themselves weren't the best.

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RogerioFM

For a moment I thought It was going to be called "Spidey"