Now that Spider-Man has been officially welcomed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can look forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming, his upcoming standalone film which is expected to hit theaters next year.
There wasn’t really any worry that the film would be an origins story considering that was already done in Captain America: Civil War, so what better way to introduce the new Webslinger to the superhero shared universe than to attach a subtitle that has a double meaning to it. And now Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman explains the double entendre. Check out what he had to say below.
Speaking to IGN while on the red carpet of the Ghostbusters premiere, Rothman spoke about the film’s double meaning and the deal between themselves and Marvel Studios:
Here’s the thing I can tell you: We’re really, really fortunate on this because Marvel and Kevin Feige have really embraced the character and no one knows him as well as Marvel. It is another crown jewel of Sony’s for sure. But Homecoming, the name, is a double entendre on purpose, right?
It’s relevant to the story because it takes place in high school and there is a scene — that I guess I can give a little thing — at a homecoming dance. I’ve actually seen the dailies of it because we already did the high school shooting of it in the first couple weeks and it’s fantastic. But it’s also a homecoming to Marvel. And a homecoming to the cinematic universe that Spider-Man belongs in. So it’s a pretty unprecedented deal between two studios, but we’re really proud of it. And all I can tell you is, those guys at Marvel — I think the technical term is — they know their sh-t.
Just the kind of answer you might expect to hear. Homecoming is Spider-Man’s official introduction film into the MCU, while the other meaning is the tradition of welcoming back students of a school. Of course, it’s finally nice to have confirmation that the subtitle is a double entendre. The first two Spider-Man film iterations had some hints of high school, but John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein‘s script will have a John Hughes feel to it. So Homecoming will just have more of a high school theme than any of the other Spider-Man films that came before it.
The film is currently in production, but there could be a chance that they will make a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. We will have to wait and see. Of course, we will be there to cover the event next week.
Directed by Jon Watts, Tom Holland stars as the titular character. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.