In the week following Marvel’s surprise release of the Captain America: Civil War trailer, more goodies about the film have been released online and in print. Wednesday saw a preview of Entertainment Weekly‘s cover for next week, which features Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The magazine also published its interview with Downey online. Well, guess what? There’s more.
Loads more, in fact, as a followup article published on Thursday settled once and for all whether or not certain characters would be present in the film. Chief among the candidates for consideration? Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, otherwise known as Spider-Man.
Marvel wouldn’t confirm whether or not the character would end up in the finished product, but a “stuntman… wearing a very familiar red and blue suit that covered him from head to toe” was present during EW‘s set visit. Not only that, but Downey was spotted hanging out with the “young man… doing some pinpoint Tom Holland cosplay, wearing a full Spider-Man suit, except for the mask.” All of this was witnessed during filming for a “particularly large battle… involving many different characters from the film.”
How big of a fight are we talking about? And does this mean that ol’ Spidey manages a few good swings in the ruckus? When asked, Marvel’s Kevin Feige joked that “if there was a cosplayer running around that set when you were there, I don’t know what to tell you.”
During EW‘s interview with Downey, however, the actor spilled the beans: “[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.”
Chris Evans warned that “sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them,” but EW wasn’t buying it. Nor should anyone else, considering the massive amounts of free publicity papers, magazines and blogs have given the deal inked between Marvel and Sony in February. Or the fact that, according to the new Spider-Man writers, Holland already shot his cameo for Civil War.
As for the “particularly large battle” that Spidey takes part in, who knows? Most of the action seen in the trailer is probably from the first and second acts, so chances are viewers haven’t had a chance to see scenes that might involve the web-slinger.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)