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New Spider-Man to be called 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 13/04/2016 Bryan Alexander

The 2017 Spider-man reboot now has a title, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The new web slinger himself, Tom Holland, announced the title while sharing the stage with Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Picture Entertainment's Motion Pictures Group on Tuesday night at CinemaCon.

Rothman explained that Spider-Man: Homecoming, opening July 2017, has a double-meaning for the young superhero (student Peter Parker by day) and for the film studio, back in the comic book movie business.

"Homecoming obviously is 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 Rothman.

"More than that, for Sony, the film is a homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic universe," said Rothman. "It's something we and all the fans are giddy about."

Actor Tom Holland speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2016. © Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for CinemaCon Actor Tom Holland speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2016. Before the solo outing, Holland and Spider-Man will appear in Captain American: Civil War (opening May 6). Holland even walked the red carpet at the Captain America premiere on Tuesday in Los Angeles and then flew by private jet for the Sony presentation at CinemaCon.

Holland showed off a clip from Captain America featuring Peter Parker when approached by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after Stark stopped by his Aunt May’s (Marisa Tomei) house.

Rothman clearly expects the homecoming will lead to a lasting franchise for Sony. When Holland pointed out that Peter Parker was trying to "find his true identity and where he belongs in the world," Rothman butted in with a joke.

"I hope he finds it," said Rothman, laughing. "And I hope it takes about three movies."


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