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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ announced as new title for Sony Picture’s first Spider-Man reboot film

Tom Holland will play Spider-Man in the next

Tom Holland will play Spider-Man in the next reboot, "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez

The upcoming first Spider-Man film in Sony Pictures’ reboot will be titled “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Sony made the announcement Wednesday at the trade show CinemaCon in Las Vegas. While Sony, rather than Disney, owns film rights to the venerable Marvel superhero, Spider-Man’s next solo adventure will be part of Disney’s “Marvel Cinematic Universe” canon of interrelated movies, due to a February 2015 deal between the studios.

The film, directed by Jon Watts and introducing Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, remains scheduled for a July 7, 2017, release. Spider-Man will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, however, in Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War,” due out May 6.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told in April 2015 that the new movie “will not be an origin story” but would focus on high-school student Peter Parker learning to deal with his new powers. Director Watts specified to Empire magazine that September, “There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben. I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.”

The web-slinging superhero, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko in 1962’s “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15, went on to become Marvel Comics’ flagship character. He was portrayed by Nicholas Hammond in a 1970s TV series; Tobey Maguire in a 2002-2007 film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi; and Andrew Garfield in a pair of movies in 2012 and 2014.

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