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New Spider-Man film title revealed

BBC News BBC News 13/04/2016

The new Spider-Man film will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming, it has been confirmed.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed the title at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

He said it was designed to reference its high-school-aged star, but also to show that "Peter [Parker] is trying to find his way home."

The film, which will star British actor Tom Holland as Spider-Man, is due to be released in July 2017.

He is the third actor to take on the role, following in the footsteps of fellow Brit Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

Footage from the new film, which was shown for the first time at the festival, featured the teenage Parker coming home to find his Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei, speaking with Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man.

Shared universe

Iron Man's appearance in the new Spider-Man film is a combination now possible in light of a deal made between Sony and Marvel which allowed Spider-Man into the comic company's current cinematic universe.

Tony Stark's appearance in the new footage comes a week after Marvel's president, Kevin Feige, confirmed the upcoming Spider-Man movie will feature characters from the Marvel cinematic universe.

Feige explained that Spider-Man "is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth".

Holland will make his debut appearance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, which is released in UK cinemas on 29 April.

He is seen briefly in a trailer for the movie, which was released last month.

Marvel confirmed the news of the new Spider-Man film title on Wednesday morning via company's official Twitter account.

Earlier this month, Sony registered more than a dozen domain names connected to Spider-Man, suggesting the company was considering several different titles for the new film.

Spider-Man: Coming of Age, Spider-Man: Greatness Awaits, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Suspended were all reserved by the company.

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