Now that Marvel and Sony have joined forces to make the next Spider–Man reboot, fans are eagerly awaiting to see what direction the movie will go in and whether it will prove to be more successful than its predecessors. The newly cast hero made his debut in this year’s Captain America: Civil War and will embark on his own adventures in a solo film next year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie so far. [Update, 12/9/16: Added first official trailer, above.]
1. The title
Sony hasn’t publicly announced an official title for its upcoming Spider-Man movie, but the studio may have accidentally let the cat out of the bag. As the BBC has just brought to light, Sony Pictures recently registered the URL, SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com, leading to rumors that that’s the final title for the new movie.
As comic fans know, Homecoming is the title of the 1984 Marvel comic, Amazing Spider-Man #252, which featured appearances by both Iron Man and Captain America. Whether the movie will feature this title and take inspiration from this issue remains to be seen.
[Update 4/13/16:] Sony has confirmed that the upcoming reboot will be titled Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to the company’s motion picture chairman, Tom Rothman, the company went with the title title Homecoming because it “has a high school ring to it” and also because, as Holland said,”Peter (Parker) is trying to find his way home.”