We know that Sony and Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man reboot is set in high school. So the recently uncovered possible title makes a lot of sense on a number of different levels. The movie is reportedly being called Spider-Man: Homecoming. And we can only hope that it ends with a big fight at a high school dance.
Tom Holland is set to be introduced as Peter Parker in this summer's Captain America: Civil War. And we've already gotten our first look at the character thanks to a trailer that debuted earlier this year. Now, we are getting our first glimpses at the wider world this web-slinger will be inhabiting. The Spider-Man: Homecoming title hints at not just an honored high school tradition. It also directly acknowledges that the iconic Marvel character is back where he belongs amongst his superhero peers.
As first pointed out by Empire, Sony Pictures has just registered the URL SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com. It was a move done very quietly last week. Though, if you click on the website, it just goes to Sony's main page. All this does is verify its legitimacy.
As we saw in the trailer, Peter Parker is on Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. But in the original comic book storyline upon which this sequel is based, Spidey eventually bails on Tony Stark and sides up with Steve Rogers. We have no idea if this is how things will play out in the actual movie, or what it means for the Spider-Man reboot, which hits screens in 2017.
It hasn't been officially announced by Sony and Marvel that Spider-Man: Homecoming is the actual title of the movie. Many studios will lockdown a variety of domain names long in advance of an actual title announcement. And it should be pointed out that this was the exact way the studio's last James Bond movie had its Skyfall title announced. It should also be remembered that eight different domain names were registered for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before Warner Bros. decided on that title, and none of them contained the works Dawn or Justice.
Spider-Man: Homecoming also has a third important meaning. The title actually references a 1980s Marvel comic book story that featured cameos from both Captain America and Iron Man, both who have been rumored for this reboot. And it has been confirmed by Marvel and Sony that at least one key Marvel player will show up in this 2017 release as a stipulation for the shared property between the two studios.
Empire, on the other hand, says that a cameo from either Captain America or Iron Man, except in flashback form, is impossible. As neither character is expected to appear on the big screen again until Avengers: Infinity War Part I. And, Spoiler Alert, it is widely believed that Steve Rogers doesn't even make it to the end of his own movie.
Jon Watts, best known for his indie thriller Cop Car, is directing Spider-Man: Homecoming later this year. Along with Tom Holland, the movie also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and singer Zendaya Coleman as the female lead. So, what do you think? Do you love this title? Or could they have come up with something better?