Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie made an appearance this weekend at Disney's biannual D23 event in Anaheim to present fans with the first official teaser footage of the film. That sneak peek however, didn't include any shots of the most exciting character addition franchise: Spider-Man.
The new Peter Parker is played by Tom Holland who as of a few weeks ago reportedly already shot his cameo scenes while the production was in Atlanta. Now he's back with the cast in Germany shooting even more sequences.
While it was expected Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War the moment Marvel and Sony announced their partnership, a lengthy and arduous casting process and lack of official news regarding when and where a new Peter Parker would be introduced before his own new solo movie in 2017 created a sense of uncertainty. Then we heard multiple reports of stunt actors shooting scenes in a Spider-Man costume or at least testing Spider-Man costumes on set months ago, allowing the film to include the character in costume, so they could later dub in an actor's voice and shoot any necessary unmasked scenes.
Still, despite everyone involved talking about, Holland's involvement was officially official until this weekend when he was namedropped in a Disney D23 press release. Here's the snippet:
The movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016.
Officially including his name in the Civil War cast over the weekend was necessary since the actor flew to Germany a few days ago and has been spotted - and is popping up on social media photos - in Leipzig where the cast is shooting key scenes in the film. Comicbook.com confirmed from their sources that he's not just there for fun or to observe, but has scenes to shoot as well. As Holland says on Instagram, "it's back to work."
This adds more credence to the idea that Spidey has more than just a cameo, but a key action sequence and other scenes that at least involve two costumes - one pajama-style design he makes himself and another more advanced and slick version from the comics that we're guessing could be designed with the help of Tony Stark (as a nod to the Civil War story in Marvel Comics).
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.
Tom Holland art by Bosslogix