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Spider-man a success in Captain America: Civil War? Martin Freeman talks about his ‘costume’ and new promo art…

March 3rd, 2016 by Marc Comments


Although we know Spider-Man will feature in Captain America: Civil War, the specifics of his involvement in the narrative have remained shroud in mystery.

And so begins our Civil War round up…

Reports had surfaced in January suggesting that he would be introduced after Tony Stark came and recruited him for The Avengers. Whether Spidey was actually on Iron Man or Cap’s side remained undisclosed.

Now, a new report from Birth.Movies.Death’s Editor-in-Chief Derek Faraci (via Squareeyed) suggests that Spider-Man’s involvement in Civil War will come as a massive relief to many long-time fans of the character. According to Faraci, Civil War doesn’t waste much time on simply rehashing any of Peter Parker’s origin story. Marvel are obviously aware of the two previous attempts by Sony to do it and will also leave any origin-heavy material for Tom Holland’s solo Spider-Man adventure.

Here’s what Faraci has had to say: “I have been told that Spider-Man is great, and that the film doesn’t waste time on retelling his origin. We all get it, and the movie just moves along. I’ve been told that Black Panther is phenomenal, and that Chadwick Boseman is a major addition to the MCU. This movie picks up the pieces of Avengers: Age of Ultron in surprising and human ways and makes us feel the true cost of Sokovia. And I’ve been told that the last half hour of the film is brutal, both physically and emotionally. One person told me that the last act plays out as an emotional horror movie because the film gives both Tony and Steve solid reasoning, and because it truly makes you feel the depths of this schism.” 

Basically, the buzz is really positive and the bit about the ending playing out like an emotional horror movie really strikes a chord as Marvel trying to do something different with Civil War in comparison to their previous movies. Of course, we won’t know for sure until the movie is released but Faraci is usually a very reliable source so we’re going to take what he’s had to say mostly at face value.
Comicbook (click link for more images) have revealed art from the upcoming Civil War calendar which you can see below (continues after images)
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Check out the new ‘pick a side’ promo art too. Tony has been up to no good, it seems.
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Finally, Martin Freeman talks about his ‘costume’ in the new movie on the Jimmy Fallon show…

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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….