Yep, Marvel is definitely reminding us that this is a young Spider-Man, and that he’s coming “home” to Marvel, but they’re also referencing The Amazing Spider-Man issue #252, which we’ll get back to in a moment. Sony Chairman Tom Rothman made the official announcement at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Tuesday night, saying, “It’s obviously a high school reference and shows Peter Parker’s enduring conflict — saving the world and getting your homework done.”
The Homecoming title had been rumored for awhile, but now it’s official:
I guess our suggestion of Spider-Man: Underoos fell on deaf ears.
Tom Holland (Spider-Man) also introduced a clip at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation, which features Iron Man recruiting Spider-Man:
Holland introduced footage where Parker enters his home to find Aunt May with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Stark tells Parker that he has applied for a special grant, and that he has been accepted. This is all news to Parker. (Via)
Both Iron Man and Captain America had cameos in the “Homecoming” storyline, and that fits with Robert Downey Jr. revealing their cameo during a talk show interview. “Homecoming” follows Spider-Man as he returns to New York City after the Secret Wars (which the events of Captain America: Civil War may be subbing in for). That storyline also included appearances from Hawkeye, The Wasp, Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, and Felicia Hardy, who eventually becomes Black Cat. Even though Marvel says Zendaya Coleman will be playing a character named “Michelle,” we’ve been hearing rumors she’s playing Felicia Hardy.
It’s worth noting Marvel head Kevin Feige has said this Spider-Man film will feature a different villain than previous films, which rules out Dr. Curt Connors. And that’s where a rumor from Birth.Movies.Death comes in. A source told them the film would be called Homecoming prior to the official announcement, and the same source claims The Vulture will be in the movie, not necessarily as the main villain. (Please don’t have too many villains, Spider-Man: Homecoming.)
Sam Raimi wanted to use The Vulture in Spider-Man 3, but the studio famously got in the way. Maybe Marvel can give Adrian Toomes his due.
Also, Tom Holland spoke a bit about Spider-Man on the Captain America: Civil War red carpet premiere Tuesday night (busy night for him). He doesn’t spoil anything, but if you want to hear what Tom Holland’s real accent sounds like, here you go.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7, 2017.