If your Spidey-sense is tingling, that’s probably because there’s news about the hero’s upcoming standalone movie. After actor Tom Holland made his grand entrance in the “Captain America: Civil War” trailer, some fans believe they’ve uncovered the title of Spider-Man’s solo 2017 movie, and it may hint at a superhero larger than the wall-crawler himself.
According to the BBC, Sony and Marvel have registered the web domain name (no pun intended) SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com late last week. Currently, it redirects the user to the Sony homepage. And now fans believe the domain name relates to the 2017 film that will follow Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” where Spidey will be introduced.
But just because Marvel and Sony have registered a domain name doesn’t mean that it is the official title of the upcoming movie. As Empire notes, this was how the James Bond movie “Skyfall” had its title discovered, but movies like “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” registered eight red herring domain names before the film’s actual title was unveiled. But “Homecoming” makes a lot of sense to comic book fans who recognize it as the title of one of Spider-Man’s most famous plotlines.
In 1984 “Amazing Spider-Man” had a run of comics that introduced the famous black suit, which would later lead to the creation of the villain Venom. As SlashFilm notes, this storyline was big and thus featured appearances by famous Avengers such as Thor, Captain America and Iron Man. Whether “Homecoming” is the actual title of the film or just some trickery, it does seem to hint that the studio wants people thinking about a potential cameo from one of the Avengers. If true, this would lend credence to a previously reported leaked title for Marvel and Sony’s joint “Spider-Man” project — “The New Avenger.”
In the past, Peter Parker hasn’t shown up in any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) properties because the character was owned by Sony. Now, thanks to a deal cut between Marvel Studios and Sony, Parker can now appear alongside his fellow “Avengers.” With the possible title leak, it seems the two studios are going to make good on that promise and add an Avenger to the 2017 standalone film, and all signs point to one man.
In the “Civil War” trailer, Spider-Man appears to be working for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Previous rumors indicate that the new movie would see Iron Man act as a father figure to Parker and show him the ropes of being a “New Avenger” in the wake of the Civil War’s consequences. Could “Homecoming” be a further extension of that idea?
Both Marvel and Sony are keeping tight-lipped about all things “Spider-Man” until the character makes his grand debut in “Civil War” on May 6. Until then, fans can just hope that their favorite Avenger will make his or her way to the big screen once again in 2017 for “Spider-Man.”