Well, the rumors are true. After eagle-eyed fans spotted Sony buying up domain names like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” tonight that title has been confirmed. Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman and the new Peter Parker, Tom Holland, announced the title of their standalone Spider-Man movie this evening at CinemaCon in Vegas. Co-starring, so far, Zendaya Coleman and Marisa Tomei, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” will hit theaters July 7, 2017.
Introduced in “Captain America: Civil War,” this week Marvel’s Kevin Feige reiterated the movie will have a John Hughes-like vibe. What villains will we see? Feige was vague. ”The great thing about the Spidey characters is that there are a lot of them. A lot of them have been in other films. A lot of them from the comics haven’t been in other films yet. We’ll do a combination of both,” he told Fandango.
Though if the rumor mill is as on-point as it was with the domain names teasing the final title, a villain has apparently been found. Birth.Death.Movies floats a rumor that the Vulture will be included in the movie, but there could be more than one villain in the movie. And given that winged character would have been one of the main bad guys in Sam Raimi’s never-realized “Spider-Man 4,” it’s easy to see why Marvel and Sony would choose an antagonist that hasn’t been on screen yet.
“It’s obviously a high school reference and shows Peter Parker’s enduring conflict — saving the world and getting your homework done,” Rothman said at CinemaCon about the new title. Footage from ‘Homecoming’ was shown featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark inside of Aunt May’s house (she’s played by Marisa Tomei). Finally a logo was revealed as well and you can see that below.
— Ben Morse (@BenJMorse) April 13, 2016
It was deleted but here is the SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING logo. pic.twitter.com/Lg9msamyTk
— Tabor Brown (@taborbrown) April 13, 2016