Right after Marvel confirmed that they and Sony had made a historic deal to share the character of Spider-Man within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (using Iron Man as a way to ensure the franchise’s continued success), fan theorists came up with a theory that we already met Peter Parker at one point and didn’t know it. Tom Holland has officially confirmed that yes, we saw Peter all the way back in Phase One.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Holland revealed that Peter retroactively appeared in Iron Man 2:
“I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”
The story goes that Peter, long before he became Spider-Man, was present at the Stark Expo wearing an Iron Man helmet. Things had turned into a panic when it turned out that Justin Hammer’s security drones had been reprogrammed to destroy everything in sight and target Iron Man. Mistaking the masked child for the genuine Iron Man, one drone prepared to attack the kid as he mimicked the Golden Avenger’s repulsor beam. At this point, Iron Man showed up to blow both the drone and a young Peter away, quipping “Thanks for the help, kid!” right before flying off as the kid has one heck of a story to tell his adoptive parents. No wonder Tony ended up becoming one of Peter’s biggest heroes!
In case you don’t remember this great little moment from Iron Man 2, you can catch it right below:
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer).
Source: The Huffington Post