Spider-Man: Homecoming title confirmed for new solo movie

UPDATE (April 13th): It's now been officially confirmed that Spider-Man: Homecoming is the title of the next Spidey outing, due in summer 2017 – as had been heavily rumoured (see original story below). Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures, announced the title at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas.

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The title, said Rothman, reflected the youthful age of its high-school star, but also referring to the fact that "Peter [Parker] is trying to find his way home." It may also reference the 1980s comic-book run of the same name, which featured Captain America and Iron Man.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Bit by bit, the new Spidey is revealing himself. After Tom Holland’s entrée into the major league smackdown that is Captain America: Civil War in the last trailer, the rebooted Spider-Man may have a name to call his own: Spider-Man Homecoming.

As detected by the BBC’s tingling spider-senses, Sony Pictures registered the URL SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com at the end of last week. Spider-Man Homecoming, if that is the name Sony and Marvel has plumped for, will be Holland's solo debut as the new Peter Parker and latest member of Team Stark. Supposition and speculation maybe, but there’s plenty of precedent for film titles to be domain-named long in advance of an official title announcement. It’s how Skyfall’s title was revealed, after all. Then again, eight domains were registered for the latest Warner Bros./DC Superman, none of which involved the words "dawn" or "justice".

‘Homecoming' references Marvel's 1980s comic-book run that features cameos from Captain America and Iron Man. Hopes of a cameo, except potentially in flashback, from either Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr. may be misplaced. Expect Civil War to be the pair’s last MCU appearance until Avengers: Infinity War - Part I. There’ll be a fair amount of recuperation needed, we suspect.

Expect the new Spider-Man to swing UK-wards sometime around July 7, 2017. Jon Watts is preparing to shoot this year with a cast that also includes Marisa Tomei, and recent addition, singer Zendaya.