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Spider-man sequel will mark a new era in the MCU; Is Captain America no longer a criminal? And where’s THAT scene of Spidey and Iron Man?

July 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ok, so Spider-man: Homecoming is out… and from here on everything is going to change (again) in the MCU.

Here’s a round-up of news from the MCU that has been brought on by Spidey joining the MCU from Sony.

Firstly, when the second movie hits, it will mark a new chapter in the MCU.


Marvel Cinematic Universe boss Kevin Feige ha been talking about the next chapter: “The original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019, and then two months later it will be Peter Parker and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there,” Feige said.

We already know that Robert Downey Jnr is thinking about how and when he’s going to leave the franchise: “It’s like with a team if you’re going to hang up your jersey, you want to make sure the team is in good shape and they can still compete at a high level, because ultimately that’s what made the whole thing worth doing anyways,” Downey Jnr said in a recent interview with ABC.

“I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven [MCU movies] I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to do it one more time,” he said.

“I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”

And after all, the cornerstones of the MCU, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth are all approaching the end of their contracts. So change is, sadly, inevitable.

So Phase four will kick off with Spider-man 2 but it’s also the beginning of Arc 2… exciting, right?


So we all know that Captain America is on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War and the Sokovia Accords (it’s even given a fun little nod in Homecoming) who offered his help to his (former) friend Tony Stark at the end of the movie if the need over arises.

But now, in Spider-man: Homecoming we hear Stark (Downey Jnr) making a throwaway remark at the end of the movie that he’s working on a prototype for Cap’s new shield.

Wait, what?!

If Stark in working on a new shield for Cap then one of two things is happening. Either they’ve made up their friendship again OR Stark knows something big is coming (Thanos?) and will have to give Cap a peace offering.

Or maybe we’re reading it wrong….


Here’s Tom Holland pretending to be Batman… makes sense, right?


Director Jon Watts has addressed the two big shots in the trailer that aren’t in the movie… one of which is really missed in the movie!

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So the main clip is that right at the end of the trailer when Spidey and Iron Man fly by as they zoom over Queens…

“I think what happened was in the very first trailer they wanted a shot of Spider-Man and Iron Man flying together. And they were going to use something from the Staten Island Ferry [scene], but it just didn’t look that great — the background plate, because the Staten Island terminal is a very simple building. It almost looks like an unrendered 3D object. So I think I was like “Let’s just put them in Queens. Let’s use that as a backdrop.” Because we couldn’t just create a whole new shot, so let’s just use one of these shots of the subway; put them in there.”

“I feel a little weird that there’s a shot in the trailer that’s not in the movie at all, but it’s a cool shot. It’s funny, I forgot that we did that.”

Huh. So it was filmed just for the trailer, huh? What about the scene where Vulture (Michael Keaton) lands in the hotel atrium?

“The hotel atrium shot was originally created for Comic-Con,” says Watts, “for like a sizzle reel before we had really shot anything; we had shot like two weeks of footage or something. That was never meant to be in the movie. But I did use that angle for Vulture’s reveal at the beginning of the movie; Vulture’s hovering, swooping towards the camera like that. I used that shot, it’s just no longer in an Atlanta hotel atrium.”


Watts says: “Nothing’s officially happening. I hope it happens.

“We raise so many questions in this movie, and open up so many cans of worms that now it’s like “Now what are we going to do? We have to figure this out.”


Watts has little to say about this… he’s not even sure if Uncle Ben died in the traditional way in the MCU (well, he SAYS he’s not sure) but we do know that, despite probably bot being canon, the new Disney XD Spider-man series will address these issues.

Check out the trailer:

Source: Polygon, Bustle & Screencrush

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….