Sony Pictures’ chairman Tom Rothmans confirmed that the title for the upcoming Spiderman reboot is “Spiderman: Homecoming”.
According to Rothmans, the title “Homecoming” refers to both young Spidey and having the franchise “come home” to the Marvel universe, for the first time. The studio also revealed the new movie logo, which has a very comic book doodle style vibe to it.
“Homecoming is obviously a high school reference. This movie shows the enduring conflicts at Peter Parker’s roots, saving the world and getting your algebra homework done at time,” said Rothmans in his presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
The new teenage Spiderman will be played by British actor Tom Holland (from “Billy Elliot” and “In The Heart Of The Sea”). The 19-year-old actor revealed, “Throughout the story, Peter is trying to find his true identity and where he fits into the world.”
Sony Pictures also showed the audience a never-before-seen footage of Sony and Marvel’s new superhero movie.
The short clip featured a black-eyed Peter Parker coming home from school to discover that his Aunt May (played by Marisa Tomei) and Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) waiting for him in the living room. The Iron Man alter ego then offers the high schooler a job.
Fun fact: In an interview at the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War”, Holland revealed that he found out he was the new Spiderman through Sony’s Instagram post.
Check out what Holland has to say about his Spiderman character in the interview below:
“Spiderman: Homecoming” will be directed by Jon Watts and it’s slated for release on 7th July 2017.