Entertainment Weekly has been revealing lots of interesting details about Captain America: Civil War this week, but they’ve finally got around to covering Spider-Man today.
Despite Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan’s refusal to comment on the character, the magazine confirms that they saw both Tom Holland and his stuntman decked out from head to toe in “a very familiar red and blue suit” on set as what sounds like a pretty massive battle sequence was shot. As if that wasn’t enough, Robert Downey Jr. would then confirm Spidey’s role in the movie:
“[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.”
Spider-Man being in Captain America: Civil War has been a pretty badly kept secret for a while now, but it’s nice to hear that he’ll have a key role and will wear what sounds an awful lot like his classic outfit from the comics (contrary to reports about a very different style homemade costume).
Ever the company man though, Chris Evans was quick to try and cover up Spider-Man’s involvement in this movie:
“You never know with Marvel. Sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them.”
Nice try, Cap!