We are under four months away from the premiere of Captain America: Civil War and the marketing campaign has been light on everyone’s favorite web-slinger. While some wait patiently for the reveal, the anticipation is killing others. I sit firmly on the fence between these polar opposites – I desperately want to finally see the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Spider-Man, while also wanting to wait for the reveal to be special. I think there is something to be said for it to be a true surprise – something we don’t often get in the social media/spoiler world we live in.
That said, however, I am certainly not apposed to hearing more about the MCU’s version of Spider-Man, and today we get just that from none other than the Russo brothers (courtesy of ComicBook.com). In an interview ahead of Wizard World New Orleans, the Russo brothers were asked if fans will see Spider-Man in any trailers or on any merchandise before Captain America: Civil War is released. “No. We really can’t comment on that,” replied Anthony Russo. “Part of making these movies is maintaining surprise so that everybody’s excited and that’s one we’re going to make fans surprised,” added Joe Russo.
Joe Russo went on to state:
Interestingly, we saw a setting very similar to the one described here by Joe Russo in previously released images. Check it out below!
Anthony Russo added, “The everyman appeal of the character, which is something we’ve always loved.”
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Anthony Russo added:
Joe Russo the said:
It is awesome to hear this from the directors. Further, it illustrates the point that they didn’t really have a “plan b” if they couldn’t use Spider-Man when conceptualizing Captain America: Civil War. They show genuine love for the character, the mythos, and how he should be represented within the MCU. They show great care, and know that they are setting the stage for the solo MCU Spider-Man film in 2017, and beyond. Which is even more important considering the Russo brothers will also be helming the two-part Avengers: Infinity War saga to close out Phase 3.
I don’t know about you, but this franchise could not be in better hands, and I can’t wait for what’s to come.