[WARNING: This post contains POSSIBLE SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War]
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are looking forward to next May’s Captain America: Civil War for several reasons. Not only is it the follow-up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier (believed to be one of the studio’s best films), it also serves as the launching point for Phase 3 of the mega franchise. Among its many responsibilities will be introducing several new characters to the world.
One of the more anticipated additions is Tom Holland’s incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. As a result of a groundbreaking deal between Marvel and Sony, Marvel is able to incorporate the web slinger into the MCU. Holland will be making his debut in Civil War, but very few details are known about the size of his role.
Though it was initially believed that Holland’s part would be little more than a cameo, the fact that he was spotted on the Civil War Germany set fueled speculation that there’s more to his participation than we first thought. And if a new rumor turns out to be true, we won’t simply be meeting Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, he’ll be suiting up for a pretty big action sequence in the film.
Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Spider-Man will be going toe-to-toe with none other than Captain America in Civil War. The report did not elaborate on what exactly caused the two to come to blows, just that they would fight at some point in the film. From that, we can garner that Spider-Man will most likely be siding with Tony Stark in the titular conflict, but we can’t say for sure right now.
Should the wall crawler do battle with the Star Spangled Man, it will be interesting to see how exactly that turns out. With the new movie version of Spider-Man being a young teenager who’s still in high school, it doesn’t sound like he’d be much of a match for Captain America. Rogers is a military leader who has plenty of experience, fighting against myriad enemies, ranging from Nazis to Chitauri aliens. That’s not to say Spider-Man wouldn’t be able to handle himself, it just seems he’d be out of his element battling an Avenger at this point in his career. Perhaps this will be a part of his character transformation and play a large role in the film’s narrative.
In the comic version of Civil War, Spidey is caught in the middle of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark’s ongoing dispute, first siding with Iron Man’s pro-superhero registration unit and later switching his allegiance to Captain America. With plot details of the movie adaptation largely under wraps at this time, it’s difficult to say if Spider-Man will undergo a similar arc in the film. However, given that he wears a mask to keep his identity secret (and protect his loved ones from harm), it would make sense for him to feel superheroes should not have to formally register with the government. He has incentive to keep things as is.
Fans are desperate to learn how all the pieces in the Civil War puzzle come together, and with the film recently wrapping up principal photography, the demand for a teaser trailer will only grow. There’s no word on when an official preview will drop, but with the studio confident enough to show footage at the 2015 D23 Expo, perhaps they’re planning something for the near future. After all, a little clarity on the plot would be nice.
Ant-Man is now in theaters. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6, 2016; Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Black Panther – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019.
Source: Heroic Hollywood