A new rumor has spun its web on the Internet.
Umberto Gonzalez, also known as El Mayimbe, took to an Instagram earlier today to share what he is calling the unconfirmed working title for Marvel's standalone Spider-Man film. El Mayimbe has a history of accurately breaking big comic book movie scoops.
According to the post, the web-slinger's standalone debut will operate under the working title Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
RT! #UNCONFIRMED #RUMOR Take with the tiniest grain of salt pending further confirmation. I'm being told the working title for the untitled SPIDER-MAN stand alone film is SPIDER-MAN:THE NEW AVENGER Again, it's Sunday so take with grain pending further confirmation. What do you think of title? #Spiderman #marvel #MCU #marvelcomics #marvelmovies
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been rumored to be following a direction towards a New Avengers storyline in the past, so this title does have a bit of solid ground to stand upon. If we also consider the fact that this is the third on-screen take of the Spider-Man character in less than 15 years, having "Avenger" in the title clarifies any confusion for fans unaware of Spidey's new existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We, just as the original poster advises, are still pegging this as a rumor until confirmation is announced.
Marvel's Spider-Man is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017.