The new webslinger Tom Holland announced the title while sharing the stage with Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Picture Entertainment’s Motion Pictures Group, Tuesday night at CinemaCon, the convention for theater owners. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be in theaters July 7, 2017.
Sony also unveiled the film’s new logo. It features a jaunty font, with the second “o” in homecoming replaced with an image of Spider-Man’s mask.
The film is a partnership between Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios, with Kevin Feige, the creative force between the comic book company’s big screen blockbusters, serving as a producer. As part of the deal, Holland’s Spider-Man will show up in future Avengers movies.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has a double meaning for the young superhero (student Peter Parker by day) and for the film studio, back in the comic-book movie business. “Homecoming” will focus on Parker’s struggles to balance his high school life with his vigilantism. Rothman described it as the conflict between “saving the world and getting your algebra homework done at the same time.”
Rothman clearly expects the homecoming will lead to a lasting franchise. When Holland pointed out that Parker was trying to “find his true identity and where he belongs in the world,” Rothman butted in with a joke.
“I hope he finds it,” said Rothman, laughing. “And I hope it takes about three movies.”