This Might Be How Spider-Man Will Be Introduced in Captain America: Civil War

Friday, 15 January 2016 - 3:45PM
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Friday, 15 January 2016 - 3:45PM
This Might Be How Spider-Man Will Be Introduced in Captain America: Civil War
Among the many reasons to be excited for Captain America: Civil War, it will contain Spider-Man's introduction into the MCU, which has mostly been shrouded in mystery so far. We know that it won't be yet another origin story (thank the Lord, if I had to see Uncle Ben die one more time, I swear), and that Peter Parker will already be working as Spider-Man in some capacity. But how will he come to meet the Avengers? And, most importantly, whose side is he on?

Possible spoilers for Captain America: Civil War ahead!


According to a new report from Geek.com, Spider-Man will be on Tony's pro-registration side, which doesn't come as a surprise to Marvel Comics fans. In the Civil War comics, Spider-Man sides with Tony from the start, going so far as to reveal his identity publicly in order to show his support for superhero registration. If the movie follows the same trajectory as the comics, then he will have a last-minute change of heart and join Captain America's side, but that remains to be seen.

They also state that Peter will be well-known even before he's recruited by Tony. Falcon alluded to his notoriety in Ant-Man when he described the various heroes in the Marvel Universe: "We got guys who jump. We got guys who swing. We got guys who climb up walls." As a result, Tony will take an interest in him, and will seek him out to try to bring him aboard.

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Our source told us is that Tony goes to Peter Parker specifically to recruit him, and to seal the deal, offers him an advanced Spider-suit to fight in - an upgrade from whatever 15-year-old Peter was previously slinging around in. But why would Peter even consider such an offer? "Peter started becoming Spidey because he grew up and idolized Tony," our source revealed. Since Iron Man takes place 10 years before we meet Peter in Civil War, where Peter is 15, that means Peter was five-years-old when Tony broke onto the scene in the original Iron Man, likely dominating the news as Peter grew into a teenager. If the guy you admire and look up to suddenly shows up on your balcony with a sweet piece of tech and says, "hey, let's be bros," are you going to turn him down?
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This is all still a rumor, of course, but it also seems fairly intuitive. Not only is it in line with the comics, but the fact that Spider-Man has grown up idolizing these out-in-public superheroes is just common sense (although, does he have anything against Captain America? I guess his first movie took place in the past, but still). 

Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6.
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