Spider-Man Homecoming. Big News!
In 2017 Spider-Man Homecoming will see Spidey's first MCU movie of his own! It has also been announced that it will feature Iron Man after Robert Downey Jr. signed a deal to be in the movie. Sony and Marvel were reportedly keen to get Downey Jr. on board for Spider-Man after seeing their chemistry in Captain America Civil War. Michael Keaton was rumoured to be playing the main villain of the film, but unfortunately these have been dashed. So who will be the main antagonist of the new movie? Previous Spider-man films have used up a lot of the main villains, but will we be seeing something new with this release? Filming is expected to start in June, so hopefully a rushed decision won’t be a bad one!
Of course, we will see Tom Holland as the web slinger in Captain America Civil War and Homecoming will be set after the events of the movie. It will be interesting to see how a relationship forms between Spider-Man and Iron Man as Spider-Man sides him in the upcoming movie. Details are thin on the ground for what Homecoming will hold for Marvel’s youngest hero, but Director Jon Watts has described it as “a coming of age” so we’re anticipating a huge story line! The one thing we do know is that we will be spared another ‘origin’ story (Yay)!
Spidey's Coming Home
Ok, so let's talk about the title and what it means for the future Spider-Man releases. Homecoming could be the perfect title for the first introduction to the MCU. It’s not a number, meaning it could open up possibilities for sequels, prequels or just be a one off movie. Could it be because Spidey is finally coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he rightly belongs? Could it reference Peter Parker returning home after potentially life and world altering events in Captain America Civil War? Or could it be a link to the Spider-Man comics (The Amazing Spider-Man #252 Homecoming) which was an introduction to the black costume?
There are so many questions and so few answers at this stage. Keep an eye out for more information as we have it! The superhero world is expanding and growing more than ever and we couldn’t be more excited to be in the middle of it all!