Spider-Man: Homecoming is official

The title of the first solo Spider-Man film has been officially announced.

As we reported last week, BBC News ran a story which, based on their finding of a domain name registered by Sony Entertainment as SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com, seemed to intimate this was the name of the solo Spider-Man film, and today, it’s been made official!

Tom Holland – the latest actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man – was on hand at the Sony Pictures presentation at CinemaCon to reveal the title of the film and its official logo (which looks awesome!), as well as a short backstory on how the film got its name:

“It really is a homecoming for the character, because throughout the story Peter [Parker] is trying to find his true identity, and where he really belongs in this world.”

There’s also a cheeky little pun in there, too, as not only is the character trying to discover who he his, but it also could be taken as a reference to the fact that Spider-Man is finally coming home to Marvel Studios, where he belongs, after a series of critically-divisive films in the past few years.

Spider-Man makes his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man makes his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War

By all accounts from early screenings of Captain America: Civil War in the States over the past week, Tom’s presence in the latest Marvel film – which hits UK cinemas at the end of the month – really makes a difference. Almost every report I’ve read says that he makes the film, and gives the best portrayal of the character to ever grace the big screen! Although I’m definitely a fan of both the Toby Maguire- and Andrew Garfield-led Spider-Man films, I’m very much looking forward to this new era of the character on film.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits UK cinemas next July – the 28th, to be precise – and the only three actors to be officially confirmed are Holland, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as ‘Michelle’. It will be directed by Jon Watts.

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