We got our first look at Tom Holland’s new take on Spider-Man in the final Captain America: Civil War trailer which premiered last month, and now more details are emerging about his wider role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when his solo film is released next year.
Speaking to EW, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that other heroes (and maybe villains?) will be joining Peter Parker/Spider-Man in his solo outing, teasing:
“He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth”
Obviously, it’s too early to say exactly which characters will be crossing paths with Spidey next year – or indeed who will be left after this month’s explosive Civil War, where it seems likely that a couple of fan-favourite characters may not make it out alive – and that’s assuming that that surprise won’t be kept under wraps until the film’s actually released. In any case, it’s good to know that Marvel aren’t squandering their chance to fully integrate everyone’s favourite neighbourhood web-head into the MCU.
In other Spider-Man news, the BBC have recently reported that the domain SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com has been registered by Sony Entertainment, which could hint at Spider-Man Homecoming being the name of the wallcrawler’s first film next year. I’m not too sure what to make of that title, to be honest – it doesn’t strike me as particularly catchy – but I’m sure that whatever it’s called, it’ll be just as good as all the others have been so far! It’s not the first time that a film’s title has been leaked prematurely via the registration of a domain name – maybe most famously, the 21st James Bond film, Skyfall, had its name leaked this way back in 2011.
The as-yet-untitled solo Spider-Man film will be released in the UK on 28 July 2017 and will star Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Peter Parker’s guardian, Aunt May.