‘Spider-Man’ Movie Gets Official Title

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The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man’s next adventure has an official title.

Spider-Man: Homecoming” will swing into theaters next summer, Sony Pictures announced at CinemaCon, the annual exhibition trade show taking place this week in Las Vegas. To make the big reveal, the studio flew in Tom Holland, the English actor who is slipping into the wall-crawler’s spandex, fresh from the Hollywood red carpet of “Captain America: Civil War.”

“I’m Tom Holland and I’m your new Spider-Man,” said Holland, who promised that the new film would find the superhero and his alter ego Peter Parker searching for his identity.

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“I hope it takes about three movies,” quipped Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman.

“Homecoming” will focus on Parker’s struggles to balance his high school life with his vigilantism. Rothman described it as the conflict between “saving the world and getting your algebra homework done at the same time.”

Sony also unveiled the film’s new logo. It features a jaunty font, with the second “o” in homecoming replaced with an image of Spider-Man’s mask.

The film is a partnership between Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios, with Kevin Feige, the creative force between the comic book company’s big screen blockbusters, serving as a producer. As part of the deal, Holland’s Spider-Man will show up in future Avengers movies.

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The alliance led to one unorthodox moment. Sony closed out its presentation to theater owners by showing a scene of Holland talking to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in “Captain America: Civil War.” Normally that would seem like a great way to gin up excitement for a new Spidey film, save for one small fact. That film isn’t made by Sony. It’s a Disney extravaganza.

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  1. tlsnyder42 says:

    Love me some Spider-Man, but what’s with all the English actors????

  2. Tomas says:

    I love the fact that it’s considered odd that a Sony owned character would appear in a Disney film. Crossovers have been happening in comic books for years, heck, the Ninja Turtles are in the middle of a crossover with Batman and they’re owned by different companies (Nickelodeon/IDW and DC respectively). It’s nice to see there’s a chance the film world might play nice with each other at some point.

  3. David says:

    They should have taken a different tact and went with an older more mature Peter Parker instead of younger. Spiderman was always one of my favorite characters from Marvel but I have zero interest in these child SpiderMEN they keep casting, nor any interest in yet another origin story for the character.

  4. MarkG says:

    Honestly, I don’t think people care at this point. The biggest mistake they made was rebooting the series with a new actor. Now they’re doing it again? Hasn’t Sony learned yet? They will when this film bombs at the box office. Enough of Spiderman already. There are plenty of other characters to explore in the Marvel Universe.

    • flareknight says:

      They’ve made a lot of mistakes….this last reboot isn’t one of them.

      Instead of bending over backwards to make TASM fit in the MCU….restarting just allows for a smoother transition.

      Sorry for your rant, but this isn’t bombing. It’ll have a Marvel sticker on it and that’s enough to get people in the door.

      What exactly do you even want Sony to have learned? Don’t make movies with the only major Marvel character that they have the rights to? Yeah…not making money is so smart.

  5. Jim says:

    Horrible title

    • Nathan says:

      I agree! Terrible title! Watch the movie won’t even be about the comic book storyline Homecoming. Just the stolen name from it.

  6. Ted Nugent says:

    Lame sauce

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