In less than a month, the Marvel Cinematic Universe adds one of the most iconic superheroes in history to its roster when Spider-Man, played by British actor Tom Holland, makes his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Then he’ll be getting his own big-screen reboot, directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) produced by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, which might be called Spider-Man: Homecoming if recently leaked developments are to be trusted.
There have been murmurings since Sony and Marvel made their deal last year to co-produce a new Spider-Man movie that other characters from the MCU could show up in the reboot, possibly including Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark/Iron Man. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige pretty much confirmed that this will happen without revealing which characters would appear:
â€œHe is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth.”
Civil War co-director Joe Russo, either half-joking or completely serious (the former most likely, let’s hope), threw in his two cents regarding who Spidey could encounter in his first Marvel Cinematic Universe solo flick:
â€œLetâ€™s just say â€¦ Great Lakes Avengers.”
Ever since he made his first appearance in the final full-length Civil War trailer that debuted almost a month ago, the MCU Spider-Man has met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans of the insect-powered superhero and Marvel Studios’ movies. It would make perfect sense for other characters to appear in his solo features as Spidey is now part of the MCU family, in particular Stark since he and Peter Parker share an interesting collaborative relationship in the comics which we could get a glimpse when Civil War opens next month.
The Spider-Man reboot that may or may not have an official title opens on July 7, 2017, but you can first catch Marvel’s mischievous wall-crawling crimefighter in Captain America: Civil War, hitting theaters on May 6, 2016.
Marvelâ€™s â€œCaptain America: Civil Warâ€ 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 campsâ€”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 Starkâ€™s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.