Spider-Man is finally home! After a very successful franchise run with Sony Pictures, Spider-Man returns to the merry Marvel universe and is set to make his motion picture debut with Captain America: Civil War. Sony Pictures Entertainment, which still owns the rights to the wall-crawling web-slinger has decided to share those rights with Marvel Studios in exchange for some mutual collaboration. According to Marvel.com, Spidey will be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Civil War and then star in his own movie in summer of 2017. Kevin Feige and the Marvel brain trust that has helped engineer the most successful multi-movie integrated story in the history of cinema will co-produce the new film which promises to take Spider-Man in a new direction.
Apparently, Spidey is going to undergo yet another reboot and if the brief clip we see in the new Civil War trailer is any indication, he will return to his youthful roots and his more traditional costume. Gone is the Kevlar-look with raised webs. Instead Spider-Man looks as if he stepped out of his comic book origins – right along with the smaller spider symbol on his chest. Interestingly, Spidey’s eyes move much like the early Spider-Man cartoons. Wonder how they will explain that! Tom Holland, the new Spider-Man both in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and in Sony’s upcoming 2017 release is a young 19-year old compared to former web-slinger Andrew Garfield at 31. Noticeably, Holland has a much more youthful sound quality to his voice also, but one that makes sense seeing as Spider-Man’s origin in the comic books land Peter Parker in high school when he starts his career.
Spidey will actually make his Disney debut before Civil War. Beginning April 3, he will be featured alongside Captain America in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. Go by, take a selfie with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, and welcome him to the mighty Marvel movie franchise. If you needed another reason to see Captain America: Civil War beyond the appearance of Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Falcon, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Bucky, and the first appearance of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, now you’ve got one.
- Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters nationwide May 6, 2016.