The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) instalment featuring one of the most prominent Marvel comic book characters, Spider-Man, has got an official title. The movie will be the first one featuring Tom Holland in the titular role after he makes his debut in "Captain America: Civil War."
The reboot has been titled "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and will be produced jointly by Marvel Studios and Sony. According to Newsarama, the title suggests the character will be coming "home" to be the part of MCU before appearing in "Avengers: Infinity War" alongside other MCU characters.
Polygon said the title also hints at the high school setting of the movie. Though the previous Spider-Man movies featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield had a similar setting, this version of Spidey will be much younger than any of them.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Holland has said Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker is trying to find his own identity in "Homecoming," and to figure out what he is actually supposed to do and who he is supposed to be in the world.
Polygon has also stated Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed members of "Avengers" will be seen in the reboot. However, he didn't reveal which of the superheroes will make an appearance in the movie.
According to Variety, Michael Keaton, who is known for playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's "Batman" movies, is in talks to play the antagonist in "Homecoming."
The 64-year-old actor was recently seen in "Birdman" and "Spotlight." Both movies won Oscars for Best Picture. Keaton also received a Best Actor nomination for "Birdman."
Though the news is not confirmed either by Marvel Studios or Sony, if Keaton gets to play the villain in "Homecoming," it will be his second venture into superhero movies, the last being "Batman Returns" (1992).
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is scheduled to release on July 7, 2017. However, Holland's Spider-Man will be first seen in "Captain America: Civil War," scheduled to hit the theatres on May 6.