Though it wasn’t announced that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe until a few months before Captain America: Civil War had started filming, co-director Anthony Russo has now revealed that the Web-slinger was always a part of the highly-anticipated Marvel threequel.
“From the second we had the idea to do the story of Civil War, Spider-Man was a part of the story,” said Russo at the Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil last weekend. “It was a very complicated business arrangement for Marvel Studios to be able to use Spider-Man from Sony. So, we were always told by Marvel ‘Don't count on it, you may not get to use Spider-Man, so you better have a plan B’ And we were like ‘Okay, we get it, we have a plan B if don't get Spider-Man; we'll figure the movie out’. But the truth is, we never had a plan B. We only have envisioned the movie with Spider-Man. He was always a part of the story. It was very important to us to reintroduce the character.” Russo continued, explaining why this portrayal of the Web-slinger will be treasured: “We cast him young, Tom Holland is a young actor; a teen himself, and we really liked playing into that nature of the character and we think it makes him very special in the universe of the Marvel characters. I think people are really gonna love Spider-Man in this film.”
Things certainly sound promising for the new Spider-Man portrayed by Tom Holland, even with his own standalone movie which hits theaters on July 28, 2017. Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death recently posted to Twitter that he’s “hearing really positive things about the new Spider-Man movie, including whispers of a GREAT villain choice.” The journo later tweeted that the solo movie sounds like it’s going to be “very small, very interested in Peter Parker.” What do you think?
Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. The movie has an ensemble cast led by Chris Evans, and includes Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, with William Hurt, and Martin Freeman. What do you think?