Captain America: Civil War is coming. It may spell the end for some characters and the beginning of the end for others, but fans of the Marvel Studios movies are currently focused on one thing: Spider-Man. The webslinger’s reveal at the end of the latest Civil War trailer was a pleasant surprise, and has just fans buzzing with excitement. Spidey was a major part of the Civil War storyline in the comics, so getting him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the help of Sony, who holds his movie rights, was a big deal.
Speaking with Collider, the Russo brothers, co-directors of Captain America: Civil War, are pleased with how Spider-Man fits into a series of films that have had years of build up. With a plethora of characters to cover and only so much time in which to do it, Anthony Russo explained that fans will be happy with the screen time Peter Parker gets, and offers his perspective on the view Spidey will have on the Avengers turning on each other.
I’ll say this, part of the fun of Spider-Man is that this film is basically a war amongst the Avengers and Spidey does not have the baggage that all these other characters have. He enters the story after the conflict that is happening between the Avengers and that gives him a very unique place in the story.
And for that costume Spidey is wearing, some fans loved it, some fans hated it. One thing’s for certain, the retro-yet-modern look definitely makes this costume different than the others we’ve seen over the last 15 years.
The design of the costume is what it is. That’s the design that we love, it’s the design that Kevin Feige loves and so on. He’s a very popular character so it’s always going to be controversial, people are always going to love or hate what you do with him, but all we can do is make sure that we love it, that we are true to ourselves and true to how we feel about the character and then hope that everybody else digs it.
That doesn’t mean the suit won’t change in the future.
We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires. I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?
It seems like the Russos have handled Spider-Man with a the reverence and care he deserves. May 6 can’t come soon enough.