Despite the release of the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, we still know little to nothing about how Spider-Man will factor into the movie.
There have been rumblings about the costume and Tom Holland’s plans for the iconic character, but chances are that we won’t get an official look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s take on Spider-Man until much closer to the release of the movie. However, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have now shed at least some light on what we should expect from the new Spider-Man:
“This is a completely new version of Spider-Man that’s introduced in Civil War. It was very important to us that we go younger with the character because what we love about Spider-Man is that he’s still a high school student. That’s a part of his vulnerability and it’s what makes him special in the Marvel Universe; he’s very unique. We wanted to play to that aspect of the character. We also wanted to think about ‘Who is Spider-Man today?’ A lot of times when you get interpretations of Spider-Man, they’re very nostalgic to the origins of the character. Sometimes there’s an old-fashioned patina to the tone of who Spider-Man is. We wanted to think about who is Spider-Man today if he’s living in Queens, what’s the texture of his life like, what’s the texture of his relationship with his aunt who lives with him. How can we make the relationship and character very contemporary? That’s our goal with the character.”
The mention of Aunt May definitely appears to confirm past reports that Marisa Tomei is going to be making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and while the Russos obviously aren’t going to be directing the 2017 Spider-Man reboot (that’s the job of Jon Watts), they’re clearly taking the responsibility of delivering a new take on the character very seriously.
It’s thought that Spider-Man will factor into Avengers: Infinity War, so it shouldn’t be too long before they get their hands on the wall-crawler again anyway! What do you think about these comments from the filmmakers? As usual, head to the comments section below to let us know your thoughts.