Up until the release of the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer which finally revealed Tom Holland in full costume as Spider-Man, fans were wondering whether or not Marvel would keep the character under wraps in order to save our first look at him for the movie.
In a recent interview with Forbes, the Russo Brothers revealed that it was all part of their masterplan to introduce Spider-Man in one of the trailers for the movie. They also shared how excited they are to have him in the movie, since that wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for Marvel’s deal with Sony. Here’s what Joe Russo told the site:
“We always intended to (reveal him that way). He was my favorite character growing up, I still have my collection of comics in my closet so it was a dream come true for us to be able to have Spidey in the movie and interpret him as a character, so we couldn’t be more excited and we wanted to share that with everybody else… We thought it was a great way to reveal him. I think people are going to be happy with him in the movie, he’s got a very interesting role in it.”
His brother, Anthony, added:
“Part of the fun of Spider-Man is that this film is basically a war amongst the Avengers and Spidey does not have the baggage that all these other characters have. He enters the story after the conflict that is happening between the Avengers and that gives him a very unique place in the story.”
When asked if Spider-Man will have a role in Avengers: Infinity War, Joe said that his inclusion in the two movies is “To be determined. We’ll see,” but let’s be real, it’s highly unlikely that he won’t be making an appearance in them. However, he did reveal that there are going to be plenty of changes to his costume down the line:
“We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires. I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?”
As for the number of characters that will pop up in Avengers: Infinity War, Joe was more than happy to confirm that we’re going to see plenty of new ones in the two movies:
“(There are) New characters that are going to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a big sprawling ambitious movie, it’s about as ambitious as movies get and it should be, and the title alone indicates that there will be an incredible scape and scope to it..”
Anthony then added that it’s still too early to talk about certain elements of the project, since its script is still being written, but that didn’t stop him from giving us a small tease of what they’re trying to accomplish with it:
“It is intended to be the entire culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe and, in many ways, the end to that part of it. But we don’t even have the first draft in on that script yet; we’re still in the outline phase. It’s hard not to talk about it too specifically now only because of spoilers but also because we’re still figuring it out.”
Lastly, Joe went on to say that there could be up to three post credits scenes in Captain America: Civil War, so we might even get a tease for Infinity War there, despite the fact that Part 1 is still a couple of years away:
“We can’t say who is going to be in it, but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.”
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