Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have plenty to look forward to this year, but many are already looking ahead to 2018. That is when Avengers: Infinity War will premiere, starting the culmination of everything that has happened in the franchise to this point. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are the ones tasked with this monumental undertaking, and they have begun the long principal photography process, assembling Marvel's largest ensemble to date. Guardians of the Galaxy cast members such as Dave Bautista and Sean Gunn (who typically stands in for Rocket Raccoon) have already reported for duty.
The belief is that Infinity War will feature every living hero in the MCU to date, and that includes some of the newest additions. Earlier this month, new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland (who first appeared in Captain America: Civil War) confirmed he would be helping out in the battle against Thanos, and now it would seem the youngster is in Atlanta to film some scenes.
During an Instagram live stream (hat tip About Tom Holland), Holland implied that he has started shooting his role for the next Avengers film. In the video, he says, "We're obviously working," and then turns to an unseen person with him in the room and continues, "... maybe I can't say this over live... oh I can. People know, right? What we're here for?" Holland quickly ends the stream after that before he says something he isn't supposed to reveal:
Tom's livestream on Instagram Part 2
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— About Tom Holland (@abouttomholland) January 25, 2017
While Holland makes no mention of Infinity War or Marvel, it's easy to piece things together and figure he is talking about the latest Avengers movie. It's currently the only project the actor is attached to that's currently filming, so it's probably not a coincidence that he is out working just days after the Russo brothers started rolling the cameras. It's true that Holland has gone on record to say he'll be a part of the superhero extravaganza, but the studio still likes to play things close to the chest and not reveal too much during production. Spider-Man being in Infinity War is not a secret at this point, but if Holland continued down the rabbit hole he was toying with, some more spoilerish details could have come out. It's best that he just left it as "we're obviously working" and stopped recording.
It will be interesting to see how Peter Parker factors into the Avengers 3 narrative, since it will be released roughly a year after his solo vehicle, Spider-Man: Homecoming. The MCU's version of Spider-Man is far younger than any previous cinematic iterations, and based on the Homecoming trailers he still has much to prove before he's considered a true member of Earth's Mightiest. In all likelihood, viewers will get some idea of how he fits into the ensemble after Homecoming, especially with Tony Stark playing a supporting role in that film. After all these years, Spider-Man is now part of the MCU, and the possibilities are endless.
Source: About Tom HollandKey Release Dates
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018Samuel L. Jackson Returns for Spider-Man: Far From Home Reshoots
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