Captain America: Civil War: How Spider-Man possibly fits into the Marvel movie

WARNING: There may be spoilers ahead

Jack Shepherd
Monday 18 January 2016 11:11 GMT

Marvel’s gigantic Cinematic Universe is set to get even bigger with the release of Captain America: Civil War, introducing us to yet more superheroes including the newly re-re-booted Spider-Man.

After Sony dropped Andrew Garfield’s attempt at the character, Marvel Studios picked up the pieces, casting Tom Holland as the web-slinger a part of an unprecedented deal between the two studios.

With the film’s release drawing ever-nearer, rumours have begun circulating the internet about just how the masked vigilante will be introduced in Civil War. **Possible spoilers ahead**

Captain America: Civil War - Trailer

In the comic book arc, Peter Parker plays an integral role in Civil War, siding with Iron Man and revealing his true identity to the world.

However, in the films we are yet to meet Parker, and the story does not focus on secret identities but instead holding other superheroes accountable and under watch by the government.

According to, Parker will instead be just 15 years old and a small time vigilante who the Avengers are well aware of - In Ant-Man, this is hinted at when a reporter tells Falcon: “We got guys who jump. We got guys who swing. We got guys who climb up walls.”

Now, being so young, Parker has grown up idolising Tony Stark, who came out as Iron Man ten year previously in the events of the first film. Eventually, Stark asks Parker to join his side, offering an advanced Spider-suit to fight in. Of course, this being his idol, he signs on with Iron Man - who wants everyone to be held accountable - instead of Captain America.

In other spoiler-y Civil War news, a toy set released recently revealed Ant-Man’s new transformation in the film. James Gunn meanwhile said that Spider-Man’s appearance in the film is “off the charts awesome”.

Civil War is out 29 April 2016.

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