While we’ve heard from Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, about his time on the Captain America: Civil War set, and we’ve even received confirmation from those involved in the solo Spider-Man film that Holland had already filmed his Civil War scenes, Marvel had never confirmed his appearance. And while Marvel still has yet to do so, Entertainment Weekly was able to finally provide a concrete answer for fans eager to know Spider-Man’s status in the upcoming film: Yes, he is in the film.
While I normally try to avoid posting a large quote-block, it’s easier to just post what Entertainment Weekly wrote about their set visit/confirmation of Holland’s appearance. There are a lot of small bits included below that are definitely worth the read.
While visiting the set for EW, there was a particularly large battle going on involving many different characters from the film. Most of them, you know about already. But one, standing off to the side, was a stuntman wearing a very familiar red and blue suit that covered him from head to toe.
“Listen, if there was a cosplayer running around that set when you were there, I don’t know what to tell you,” Feige said.
Fair enough. But then, during the very same battle sequence, just hanging around off-camera, Robert Downey Jr. comes strolling by. He’s laughing and talking with his arm slung over the shoulder of a young man who, if Feige is right, is doing some pinpoint Tom Holland cosplay – and wearing a full Spider-Man suit, except for the mask.
Later, in an interview, Downey just spills it: “[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.”
Along with the confirmation that Spider-Man is in fact in Captain America: Civil War, they released yet another new still, this time featuring the captain himself.
While the image doesn’t really offer up anything too exciting, it also included a quote from Chris Evans, in which he says he’d be more than willing to appear in Iron Man 4, should it ever happen.
It’s a Captain America movie, not an Iron Man movie – but Tony Stark looms large throughout this third “solo” installment in the Steve Rogers story. “It just hit me yesterday, now that we’re six weeks in, that they were actually over his shoulder coming out of the elevator, not over my shoulder watching him come out of the elevator,” Downey says during EW’s set visit. “I was like, oh, that’s right, it’s his point of view.” Evans says he’ll happily return the favor if there’s ever an Iron Man 4: “I’d be happy to be in an Iron Man movie. We’ve been in so many movies together, the titles are almost, at this point, inconsequential. We all win!”
And as exciting as all of that is – a confirmation of Spidey being in Civil War and Evans willing to do appear in an Iron Man film – that wasn’t the only treat that Entertainment Weekly had for Marvel fans today. While we know that both Martin Freeman and Daniel Bruhl (Baron Zemo) are a part of the cast, and Freeman’s [still unknown] character has already made an appearance in the trailer, there’s still plenty we don’t know about their roles in the film. While we still don’t know who Freeman is actually playing, EW was able to get some interesting information concerning both characters that should please fans.
Bruhl’s Baron Zemo is said to be a “shadowy” villain that goes by multiple names in the film. Even more noteworthy? Kevin Feige revealed that this version of Zemo will be an original take on the character.
“I will say that his character is very much a product of the Cinematic Universe and all that has occurred within that universe up to this point.”
As for Freeman’s mystery role? Feige isn’t willing to spill on that just yet, but he was willing to say that Freeman will make an appearance in a future Marvel film.
“He’s under the cloak of secrecy,” Feige says. “There are a lot of amazing actors in this movie. Some of them play larger roles than others. And in some cases there are some you will meet ever so briefly in this film and then will be expanded upon in future films. He falls into that latter category.”
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016!