It's been about 14 months since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures officially announced they'd be teaming-up for Spider-Man's film future. Bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they announced, he'd first appear in a Marvel Studios film, which we now know is Captain America: Civil War, but then go on to a Sony Pictures-produced solo movie.
Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony Pictures hosted their annual panel, looking at their future releases, and officially announced that Spider-Man's new movie will be titles Spider-Man: Homecoming. The title was rumored thanks to a domain name registration earlier this month, but was confirmed for the first time at the panel.
The title helps reflect the younger take on Spidey that they're going for this time around, keeping him in High School and letting him take on the problems of a teenager, as well as those of a superhero. That take has been indicated almost as long as the deal was done, and was reflected in the youngest actor yet being cast for the big screen role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Tom Holland. Holland flew to Las Vegas for the title reveal, just a few hours after being on the red carpet for Captain America: Civil War.
Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman said the title is "both a high school reference, and a homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe" after the reveal.
As for Marvel Studios, they're also on production for Homecoming, president Kevin Feige recently explained in detail that it's a Sony Picture, with Marvel creative assistance, something he intuited during the initial announcement of the landmark character-sharing deal.
"Marvel's involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU," Feige said during the initial announcement in February 2015.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7, 2017. Spider-Man first debuts in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.
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