According to a statement recently made by Robert Downey Jr. to EW (who continues to be an amazing source for news from the ‘Civil War’ set), we might finally have confirmation of Spider-Man appearing in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ :
“[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]. 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.”
Of course, that comment was followed by one made by Chris Evans, who seems a little more pessimistic in his estimatation of whether or not Spider-Man will appear:
“You never know with Marvel…Sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them.”
In the end, it seemed already that everyone knew Spider-Man was going to show up in ‘Civil War,’ we only needed to hear official confirmation, and it makes sense why the studio and Evans would want to downplay his involvement, making it more of a surprise when Spider-Man shows up, and not just something people are expecting to see. But with the key role Spider-Man plays in the original ‘Civil War’ comic, people would surely be disappointed if the web-slinger did not have any role in the MCU’s ‘Civil War,’ and I am fairly certain Marvel knows that. While they may not be able to use Spider-Man the same way as the source material (due to his relatively recent addition to the MCU), it makes a lot of sense to at least include Spider-Man and/or Peter Parker if for no other reason than just as a nod to the fans.
What are your thoughts here? Do you think Evans is just trying to keep fan expectations low? Does Downey Jr. know more than Evans? Share your opinions below!