In an interview with Vogue Italia, Tom Holland has apparently confirmed his MCU alter-ego, Spider-Man, will, in fact, appear in next summer’s Avengers: Infinity War. While the Web-Slinger’s appearance has been assumed ever since he first showed up in Captain America: Civil War, it has never been confirmed, not even in the casting call report released last month (and covered here).
However, in an image of what appears to be a page of the Vogue Italia interview posted on the Twitter account of @TomHollandItaly, the actor is quoted as saying that he will appear and much of that decision had to do with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.:
(translated by Google Translate) It is they [Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.] that convinced Marvel: the producers wanted to be sure that I was the right person before entrusting [me with] three films over the next four years, including Avengers: Infinity War.
The Twitter post with the scanned interview in Italian can be read here:
In this interview for Vogue, Tom confirm his participation in the “Avenger Infinity War” pic.twitter.com/bY24dwYDWX
— Tom Holland Italia (@TomHollandItaly)
While there is no official confirmation from Vogue…or Marvel Studios…or, well, anyone, this is seeming more and more legitimate and likely. The Avengers played a large part in Spider-Man’s MCU debut and Iron Man’s appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to be a large part of the film, it does seem that Spider-Man’s connection to the Avengers is going to run pretty deep. That he mentions that he had to be signed off on by Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. seems to maintain that Avengers connection. That he shows up in the next Avengers films seems a foregone conclusion…though it is nice to have some sort of confirmation…official or not.
What is unclear from that single line of the interview as well is WHAT will Spidey’s role be? Large or small? Just on a power level basis, what kind of help is Spider-Man against someone like Thanos? Not that it hasn’t happened on the comics side in the past:
But comics and big screen are two different things entirely. That said, Spidey’s fighting prowess was well-demonstrated against half of the Avengers just last May, so perhaps moving from bank-robbers to Avengers to a cosmic entity with a gauntlet capable of manipulating time, space, hearts and minds isn’t such a leap. What are your thoughts on putting such a normally-grounded superhero like Spider-Man in a cosmic situation like the Infinity War? Rant and rail or express your unbridled enthusiasm in the comments below!
Avengers: Infinity War is slated for release on May 4, 2018.