'Civil War' comic book writer doesn't think Spider-Man needs to unmask in 'Captain America: Civil War'

One of the biggest moments in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Civil War comic book came when Peter Parker¬†unmasked in front of the world and revealed that he had been Spider-Man since the age of 15. This sent ripples across the Marvel Universe and shook the character’s status quo up in a major way (which unfortunately led to “One More Day”).

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s obvious that Spider-Man won’t be unmasking, especially as he’s just a teenager and we’ll be meeting him at the start of his career as a superhero in Captain America: Civil War. That’s obviously upset some fans, but as it turns out, not even Millar thinks it’s a moment which is necessary in the 2016 release.

“People remember that because it was such a good stunt. It’s a seven-issue series, which is 150 pages or something, and Spider-Man appears it it for three pages, one of which is a splash. It was such a tiny part of it. To be honest, it was just a way of boosting up our sales. We were just sitting there thinking, what can we do with Spider-Man for three pages? And that worked.”

While the Kick-Ass creator refers to it being just a stunt, Peter unmasking was still a major moment in Spider-Man’s history and one a lot of people would have liked to see recreated on the big screen. How about you? Would you like to see Spidey reveal his identity in Captain America: Civil War? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.