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CONFIRMED: We’ve met Peter Parker in the MCU long before Civil War PLUS pretty major character confirmed back in Spider-man: Homecoming

June 26th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ok, so loads of cool news about Spider-man: Homecoming to get through tonight… and that’s not including the news that we reckon Miles Morales is set for the MCU and soon!

Firstly, a new IMAX poster has appeared online (above), we’re not going to mince words, we reckon it’s horrible. We get the idea (school book, stickers etc) but Peter Parker isn’t four years old in this movie and, well, it’s just a terrible image. Also, there’s bound to be more up-to-date images of Tony Stark, no?

Anyway…

Some fun news: It looks like Spider-man or, more specifically, Peter Parker, has been around in the MCU for a while. Not only that but we’ve already MET him!

Wut?!

Well, remember this scene in Iron Man 2?

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Well, that kid standing up to the robot? Yup, you guessed it, that’s young Peter Parker!

Spider-man actor Tom Holland told the Huffington Post today that: “It is Peter Parker! I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”

Ok, so look we know this is just a bit of fun, but it is cool… maybe someday we’ll find out that Peter was there with his dad, perhaps. Maybe Uncle Ben died that night? It does mean that Parker’s relationship with Tony Stark is a bit more… layered, doesn’t it? Given that Stark saved Peter.

Anyway, we like it. A lot.

In related news, it’s been confirmed – mostly through early reviews – that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts is back! Yes, Potts, who was last mentioned in Captain America: Civil War where it was made pretty clear that she and Stark were going through a rough time, so we’re wondering what her role will be in the movie… what do you reckon?

In related news, we’re also hearing that Far Cry 3 actor Michael Mando is in the movie too, listed as Mac Gargan, perhaps better known as villain, The Scorpion.

Oh, and we know that Bokeem Woodbine is in the movie as Herman Schultz AKA Shocker, but we’re also hearing he’s not the only Shocker in the movie! Indeed, IMDB has him listed as Shocker #2…

So, how’s that for some fried Spider-man: Homecoming gold? Let us know what you all think…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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