During the CCPX convention in Brazil that Russo Brothers (Anthony, specifically), revealed that himself and Marvel Entertainment had always planned to include the latest incarnation of Peter Parker in the split drama of Captain America: Civil War. He said:

“From the second that we had the idea that we were gonna do Civil War, Spider-Man was a part of the plan. A part of the story. It was a very complicated business arrangement for Marvel Studios to be able to use Spider-Man from Sony studios. So we were always told by Marvel, ‘Well, don’t count on it, you may not get to use Spider-Man, you may not get to use Spider-Man, you better have a olan B.’ We were like, ‘Okay, we get it we have a plan B, we’ll figure the movie out if we don’t get Spider-Man,’ but the truth is we never had a plan B.We only ever envisioned the movie with Spider-Man he was always a part of the story. It was very important to us to re0-introduce the character. We cast him young.  Tom Holland’s a young actor, a teen himself. We really like playing to that nature of the character and we think it makes him very special in the universe of the Marvel characters.”

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Russo summed up the Civil War chat by stating that more well-established characters like Ant-Man would not be entering into the genre until later on and with this promise:

“People are really going to love Spider-Man in this film.”

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters everywhere on May 6th, 2016. Who is excited to see where all this Spidy-hype leads?

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Ashley Victoria Robinson

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  1. December 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    Thank you for not spoiling all of that in the trailer! Unless you release another trailer showing that! Please don’t! I want to be surprised, a lot like how I was surprised about the Vision in Age of Ultron.

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