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Spidey’s Standalone Movie Gets A Title And An Avenger

The next Spider-Man movie officially has a title—and it’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman and teen Spidey himself, Tom Holland, confirmed the news during Sony’s showcase at CinemaCon on April 12. The title is symbolic in more ways than one. Holland said Homecoming was not only designed to reference its high-school-aged Spider-Man, but also to show that “Peter (Parker) is trying to find his way home.” More so, this is the franchise’s homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony and Disney worked out a deal to bring Peter Parker into the Marvel Universe proper last year.

The studio has slated Spidey’s solo adventure for July 7, 2017—but we’ll be seeing Holland’s teen webslinger on the big screen before then. The friendly neighbourhood teen hero makes a memorable cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

For Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Spidey’s big entrance into the MCU—he fights alongside Team Iron Man in the film—was easy. After all, they got to bypass the traditional Spider-Man origin story we’ve seen play out on the big screen twice now and get straight to the fun stuff: superhero-ing. So when we meet Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, he already has his powers, which makes his solo journey in Homecoming all the more exciting.

CinemaCon attendees were treated to some footage from the anticipated flick, which featured the teenage Parker literally coming home to find his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) speaking with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) [Cue the uncontrollable screaming.] Zendaya will also star alongside Holland as Peter’s high school friend.

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