Since the dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, a plethora of Marvel characters have gained worldwide notoriety. While Captain America and Iron Man may be household names now, Spider-Man is still, and has always been, Marvel’s most recognizable character. In fact, he’s probably neck-and-neck with Superman for most popular comic book character ever. That’s why, when it was announced that Sony and Marvel Studios had reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to join his fellow Marvel characters on the big screen in the interconnected MCU, fans blew their collective web shooters. Every bit of new information about this new iteration of Spider-Man has been met with extreme excitement. Well, news comes today that Sony has registered a domain name, which seems to give away the title of the upcoming solo Spider-Man film. Want to know what it is? Find out below!
So far, it’s been shared that 19 year old Tom Holland will portray the latest version of everyone’s favorite wall-crawler. Disney Channel sensation Zendaya and the always enjoyable Marisa Tomei will costar in the Spider-Man solo film directed by Jon Watts, which is set to be released in July of 2017. Really, the only information other than that is the brief glimpse of Spider-Man that was shown in the trailer of the character’s debut appearance in Captain America: Civil War. That changes today as word comes from Empire Magazine that Sony has registered the domain name SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com.
While this isn’t a definitive announcement that the new Spider-Man film will be subtitled Homecoming, it certainly seems likely. Not only is Homecoming the title of a 1980s run in the Spider-Man comic that featured both Captain America and Iron Man, but the title would also signify the long-awaited inclusion of Spider-Man in the MCU, which is produced by Marvel Studios, a direct offshoot of the company that created Spider-Man.
Marvel sold the film rights to the character way back in 1985, well before Marvel Studios was even a glimmer in its father’s eye. Eventually those rights were acquired by Sony, who made three movies with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey MacGuire followed by two more movies with director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield. Raimi’s first two movies were really great before he completely jumped the Goblin with Spider-Man 3. Webb’s series, The Amazing Spider-Man, weren’t bad. Despite some glaring story problems, Garfield was great as Spider-Man and Webb gave Emma Stone a lot more to do than just scream and get kidnapped all the time (it’s not your fault, Kirsten Dunst). All of the movies have had their pros and cons, but ever since Marvel started absolutely killing it in theaters, fans have wanted nothing more than for Marvel’s most beloved character to step onto the big screen version of the playground that originally spawned him, to come home. That dream will be realized when Captain America: Civil War opens next month.
What do you think of the title Spider-Man: Homecoming?