Spider-Man will finally be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut next year in Captain America: Civil War.
That’s all we know for sure about his debut though, leaving a lot of us wondering if it will just be a small cameo, or if he’ll actually have a part to play in the story.
Just how big of a role will Spider-Man have in Civil War?
Earlier rumors indicated that the webslinger would likely only have a small appearance in Civil War; basically a cameo. According to a new report from Birth.Death.Movies movies though, we may have underestimated just how much screentime he will be getting.
Spider-Man will definitely not have as big of a role as he did in the original comic book storyline, but according to their source, he “doesn’t just swing by and say hi.”
In fact, he “gets his hands dirty in this Civil War. He fights. And his fight scene might be the one that really gets fandom excited – not because of how top tier the face-off will be, but because of how profoundly dorky and unlike any other big screen superhero fight it will be.”
Have his scenes already been filmed?
Yes, Spider-Man screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein recently revealed to Vulture that the character’s appearance in Civil War has already been shot. The duo will head to Marvel to watch the footage sometime this month, giving them a chance to see what the new suit looks like in action.
That sounds awesome. Will Tom Holland be the one in the suit?
That we don’t know, as he doesn’t necessarily need to be. Since it’s a full-body costume, they could have a stuntman perform the action, and just have Holland come in to record the voice of the character later.
That being said, we know he was on the set of Civil War for a little while, so it seems very possible that he’ll have a scene or two without his mask on. It would definitely help to introduce the character before we see him again in his solo film.
When is that new Spider-Man movie coming out?
Spider-Man will hit theaters on July 28, 2017. We’ll first see the character introduced in Civil War though on May 6 next year.