‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Tease Spider-Man’s Role in the Film and the Post-Credits Scenes

By March 17, 2016

There was a collective scream of excitement that came from the internet last week when the latest trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War concluded with our first look at Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Spider-Man, a moment fans had been waiting for ever since the original announcement came that the character would be introduced into the MCU last year.

Now, with Civil War just starting to look more and more ambitious with every new release and piece of information revealed, the Russo Brothers have shared some interesting new details about the upcoming film, and even hinted at the massive scope of Infinity War Part 1 & 2.

In regards to Spider-Man’s reveal in the trailer too, and his overall role in the story, the Russos’ said the following to Forbes:

“We always intended to (reveal him that way),” says Joe Russo. “He was my favorite character growing up, I still have my collection of comics in my closet so it was a dream come true for us to be able to have Spidey in the movie and interpret him as a character, so we couldn’t be more excited and we wanted to share that with everybody else… We thought it was a great way to reveal him. I think people are going to be happy with him in the movie, he’s got a very interesting role in it.”

“I’ll say this,” Anthony adds. “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.”

The duo also went on to reveal that similar to Civil War – Avengers: Infinity War will not only feature the inclusion of familiar characters in the MCU, but the introduction of several new characters as well, although they didn’t reveal who:

“(There are) New characters that are going to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a big sprawling ambitious movie, it’s about as ambitious as movies get and it should be, and the title alone indicates that there will be an incredible scape and scope to it..”

“It is intended to be the entire culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe and, in many ways, the end to that part of it,” Anthony adds. “But we don’t even have the first draft in on that script yet; we’re still in the outline phase. It’s hard not to talk about it too specifically now only because of spoilers but also because we’re still figuring it out.”

Considering they’re probably unimaginably busy finishing up Civil War at the moment as well, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that they haven’t figured out every plot beat of Infinity War yet. So there’s no telling who these new characters could be, especially if they’re names that won’t have been introduced by the time the films are released anyways.

Lastly though, the directors also hinted that there could be as many as three post-credits scenes in Civil War, which would be a first for the studio:

“We can’t say who is going to be in it, but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.”

After breaking out onto the scene with their work on The Winter Soldier, and the critical-acclaim that film received, it’s no surprise that Marvel is trusting the Russos with their biggest and most ambitious films to date. From the footage of Civil War shown so far as well, it looks like they’re managing to blend the introductions of important new characters and the massive hero vs. hero conflict incredibly well, while also bringing a strong emotional core to the film, which is easier said than done most of the time.

Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    At a certain point too main superheros could sink the Avengers Franchise, wondering if this had any influence in Joss Whedon leaving!