The Marvel/Sony produced Spider-Man reboot will have to proceed without its two most popular titles. The plain title Spider-Man was already used with the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films. The Amazing Spider-Man titled movies starring Andrew Garfield is still fresh in a lot of people’s minds. So what does that leave us with? The comics featured another popular subtitle for the wall-crawler called The Spectacular Spider-Man. That’s a safe title no doubt, however its also a bit too similar to the previous reboot. The rumored title Spider-Man: The First Avenger is a bit more straight forward and in your face regarding the character’s involvement in the MCU.
How does Spider-Man: Homecoming sound?
Dumb right? In my opinion, it sounds like one of those modern Disney produced TV movies starring teenage kids. Not that those films don’t have their audiences, but consider the universe at hand. Apparently, that could be the title that Marvel and Sony are going with, if the reports about domain address for the movie are correct. Putting aside opinions on the title for a second, the interesting part about all of this is the backstory of the title Homecoming.
There’s a comic book story line for Spider-Man that featured both Captain America and Iron Man. In the story, Spider-Man goes back home via. portal and discovers the powers of his new suit while patrolling the city. Yes I said new suit, and by that I’m referring to the Venom suit.
I think the thing to take away from this is that Captain America and Iron Man could likely be appearing in the Spider-Man reboot. After all, part of the landmark deal between Marvel and Sony is for some of the Marvel characters to appear in Sony’s films. Does that mean both characters will appear? Well that depends on both the outcome of Captain America: Civil War, and whether or not Marvel decides to adapt the comic story line faithfully. As for the Venom suit, I don’t see how they even reference any kind of symbiote in the first film. Its way too early.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is still a poor title, and surely they’re better options. You can’t seriously tell me that’s the best that both Marvel and Sony can come up with. Lets hope not. What do you think about this possible title? Would a Captain America and/or Iron Man appearance takeaway from the Spider-Man solo film?