We’ve seen plenty of reports coming out over the past couple of weeks concerning Captain America: Civil War and the introduction of Marvel Cinematic Universe newbies, Spider-Man and Black Panther. The Russo brothers have confirmed that both of these characters will have their own important arcs within the story, and they’ve also confirmed that they’d always had Spider-Man written into the script long before it was confirmed that he’d be allowed to appear. And thanks to earlier reports, we know that Peter’s Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) will be making her introduction into the MCU Civil War alongside Peter, but it hasn’t been revealed how they’re introduced within the story. Until today, that is.
Geek.com is reporting that they know how Peter Parker is first introduced into the MCU and what leads to his involvement with Cap and the rest of the Avengers, and assuming their source is correct, it appears that the rumors of Tony serving as Peter’s mentor could very well be true.
It appears that Tony Stark, ever one to keep a watchful eye on the who’s who of the super world, took note of a certain young genius and his superhuman abilities, which makes sense, given all the SHIELD files he had access to. He’s probably been keeping tabs on Peter Parker since he first started his career as a vigilante.
Our source told us is that Tony goes to Peter Parker specifically to recruit him, and to seal the deal, offers him an advanced Spider-suit to fight in — an upgrade from whatever 15-year-old Peter was previously slinging around in. But why would Peter even consider such an offer? “Peter started becoming Spidey because he grew up and idolized Tony,” our source revealed. Since Iron Man takes place 10 years before we meet Peter in Civil War, where Peter is 15, that means Peter was five-years-old when Tony broke onto the scene in the original Iron Man, likely dominating the news as Peter grew into a teenager. If the guy you admire and look up to suddenly shows up on your balcony with a sweet piece of tech and says, “hey, let’s be bros,” are you going to turn him down?
It goes without saying that none of this is set in stone until Marvel confirms or the film comes out, but this fits into what we know of the Civil War story thus far.
While this definitely seems plausible, and would make sense, it should be noted that none of this is official at this time. Still, as I mentioned above, it definitely gives weight to those rumors about Iron Man appearing in the still-untitled 2017 Spider-Man film. (That’s something we should be hearing more about soon as they’re currently in pre-production for a summer shoot.)
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