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Sony Chairman Explains Significance of “Homecoming” in Spider-Man Movie Title

Spider-Man in 'Captain America: Civil War'

For Spider-Man, it’s a “homecoming” in more ways that one.

Since its announcement, fans have been pondering the significance of the subtitle of the much anticipated reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Is it a reference to the high school tradition or just about the property’s return to Marvel Studios?

Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman says it’s both. He told IGN:

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. 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 s–t.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

Tom Holland is the titular webslinger. His co-stars include: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Michael Keaton as Vulture, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, and Donald Glover in an unnamed role.SuperFable