There has been a lot of talk recently about Captain America: Civil War and rightfully so. The film has already started screening to critics, which has garnered Marvel incredibly high praise for this outing, and it has it’s red carpet premiere tonight in Los Angeles. While the film is a continuation on the story of Captain America and other characters we have previously met, it will also feature the debuts for Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Both have been described as scene stealers early on, with Holland being praised as the best Spider-Man to date.
We just got word on a possible villain Spidey will face in his solo film, but before he takes him on he will side with Iron Man. There has been plenty of talk already about how grateful Marvel is to not have to tell his origin again and the difficult process that was writing the script around his inclusion or absence, but in a recent interview with Uproxx, Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talked about what sounds like the first scene Peter Parker has in the film.
McFeely: Everyone has seen one of the five other movies that have come in the last decade. So we kind of lean into that and make a nice character scene with a stumbling kid – who is actually a kid! – who you get one vague little reference about something in his past that must be haunting him as he’s sitting on the bed there. Then everyone fills in the blanks themselves.
Markus: If it was something we felt wasn’t pertinent to the story we were telling in this movie, it got cut. Tony hearing Peter’s reasoning for being a hero is important to Tony for his evolution as a hero.
McFeely: You should be able to listen to that conversation as if it were to apply to Tony and have it resonate.
Markus: The whole scene is as important for Tony as it is for getting Spider-Man into the movie.
Introducing Spider-Man as a kid in his room dealing with the struggle of things that have happened to him in the past when his possible idol Tony Stark comes to visit him is a great way to bring him into the universe. Making him give a “what it means to be a superhero” talk to Tony instead of it being the other way around is also something I love already. You could tell in his first sequence in the trailer that this was not his first time using his powers, and this type of conversation where Peter has an equal impact on Tony is fantastic.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.