Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news regarding a tentative title for the new Spider-Man film under the recent deal between Sony and Marvel, Spider-Man: Homecoming, comes word that there are now three more potential titles based on domains Sony has just snagged.
According to Harry over at Ain’t It Cool News, the BBC has informed him that there have been additional domains registered for the web slinger: SpiderManComingOfAgeMovie.com, SpiderManGreatnessAwaitsMovie.com and SpiderManSuspendedMovie.com. While the movie could actually bear none of these names, it’s worth pondering what Sony’s game is. It seems they’re trying on hats at this point, but it definitely appears an announcement regarding the new film could come soon. Makes sense considering we’ll get our first real look at the new Spider-Man as he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6.
At this point we know very little except that Tom Holland has been cast in the titular role and will be joined by Zendaya as Michelle (no, we don’t know who Michelle is either) and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. The film will be directed by Jon Watts and is being written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.
This Spider-Man film is a milestone in the fight between the various studios that own the Marvel properties. Classically the three entities, Marvel (now owned by Walt Disney Studios), 20th Century Fox and Sony, have been extremely territorial with their characters. However after repeated disappointments with The Amazing Spider-Man series starring Andrew Garfield, topped off with box-office failure for The Fantastic Four, Sony recognized the need for a fresh start and struck a deal with Marvel/Disney where they have essentially agreed to loan the character to the MCU free of charge for Captain America: Civil War and subsequent Avengers films for which Marvel/Disney will reap the monetary benefits. Meanwhile, Sony retains production and distribution rights to any Spider-Man solo films. The winner? The fans, clearly.
The as-yet-untitled Spider-Man film is set for release July 28, 2017.