Spider-Man has finally come home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only do we get to see the amazing one interact with our favorite Avenger, we also get to see Marvel’s version of the web slinging hero. For years, the Spider-Man movies have been made, and some would say ruined, by Sony Pictures. After the fifth Spider-Man film by Sony, a deal was made by Marvel and Sony to share the rights to the character, giving Marvel the ability to finally add the character to it’s Cinematic Universe. Adding the term “Homecoming” is a reference to the character returning to his rightful place, as well as referring to taking the character back to his high school days, as he was in the beginning issues of the comics.
Technically, the next Spider-Man film is a Sony Pictures film, so it’s curious to see the Marvel logo above the title. That little logo has been above every Marvel Studios film since the first Iron Man. That little logo above Spider-Man: Homecoming says that even though this is coming out of Sony, Marvel is in charge of the creative direction of the character. This Spider-Man film is a chance to press the reset button (again) and show the character from adolescence to adulthood as he was portrayed in the comics. Needless to say, there is a lot at stake with this new film. Adding this version of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe solidifies this character. That means reboots are now out of the question. This is it. This is Spider-Man for at least the next five or six years. If this isn’t done right, another reboot would be a joke. With that being said, with Marvel finally in control of the creative direction, this should be the most authentic version of the character we have seen on screen.
Look for Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War on May 6 and then Spider-Man: Homecoming will be in theatres next summer. Yaaaaaaay!