Our Spidey senses are tingling – Robert Downey Jnr has confirmed that Spider-Man will definitely be appearing in Captain America: Civil War.
Iron Man announced the news in an interview with Entertainment Weekly via Squareeyed, saying he was hugely impressed with Tom Holland during filming. We can’t wait to see Peter Parker spin his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of the most anticipated comic book films of all time.
Downey Jnr said: “[Don] Cheadle and I are just going, ‘Wow, dude, look at this.’ We’re now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon].”
He added: “But we’re also looking around like, ‘Who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man…?’ I mean it’s like wow, this thing is just crazy.”
However, Chris Evans went on to say that his appearance in the film isn’t set in stone, saying: “You never know with Marvel. Sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them.”
Which makes sense: Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing brothers who are taking charge of Civil War and are part of the overall Marvel Studios brain-trust, were instrumental in picking the next Spider-Man to succeed Andrew Garfield.
“We did two screen tests with the character. We were pretty vocal about who we wanted for the part,” Joe says of Holland, praising his work in 2012’s The Impossible. “He’s fantastic. Amazing. It’s like Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun. Rarely do you see a kid carry a movie like that.”
The Russos also praised Holland’s physicality. “He’s also a dancer and a gymnast. He fits the part like you can’t believe,” Joe adds. “Another thing that we were really pushing for was to go young with the part. It’s the only way to differentiate it from what’s been done in the past. Get him as close as you can to the age that [the actor] is.”
Captain America: Civil War opens on April 29, 2016 in the UK and will follow on May 6 in the US. Watch the trailer below: