Anthony Russo Reveals Spider-Man Was Always Part Of Their Plans For ‘Captain America: Civil War’

A few months prior to Captain America: Civil War kicking off production we learned that Spider-Man would be joining the MCU. It’s been long believed that there were changes to the film’s script or a secondary version that was made to include the character. While speaking at Comic-Con Experience, co-director Anthony Russo revealed that the character’s inclusion was always part of the plan for the film.

From the second we had the idea to do the story of Civil War, Spider-Man was a part of the story. It was a very complicated business arrangement for Marvel Studios to be able to use Spider-Man from Sony. So, we were always told by Marvel ‘Don’t count on it, you may not get to use Spider-Man, so you better have a plan B’ And we were like ‘Okay, we get it, we have a plan B if don’t get Spider-Man; we’ll figure the movie out’. But the truth is, we never had a plan B. We only have envisioned the movie with Spider-Man. He was always a part of the story. It was very important to us to reintroduce the character.

Russo then continued on, adding why they believe the fans are going to really enjoy this version of the character and what makes him special to the MCU.

We cast him young, Tom Holland is a young actor; a teen himself, and we really liked playing into that nature of the character and we think it makes him very special in the universe of the Marvel characters. I think people are really gonna love Spider-Man in this film.

I’m definitely excited about the inclusion of the character and their choice to go younger. One of my personal issues with the past films has been how quickly they glanced over his time in high school, which has always been something I wanted to see more of on screen. Are you excited about the addition of Spider-Man to the MCU? What do you think about Anthony Russo’s comments? Let us know in the section below.

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