The following article could contain minor spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.
While Spider-Man has been one of the most talked about and memorable moments in Civil War, some fans are wondering why Tony Stark would go off and recruit Spider-Man over a character like Daredevil.
Screenplay author Captain America: Civil War, Christopher Markus, gave his take on why Spider-Man was the best fit when asked in a recent interview by IGN.
“Tony doesn’t have a television, so he doesn’t know about [Daredevil]. They’re so violent. I think he has been keeping tabs on the world and he knows about this one kid. In some ways there’s a motivation having been accused of killing a young kid earlier in the movie to, ‘Maybe I can rebuild karmically something that I’ve lost by helping this kid along.’ And he’s there, and he’s available, and Tony’s desperate!”
Writer Stephen McFeely added that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) sees a lot of himself in the character of Spider-Man/Peter Parker.
“He probably sees some of himself in this kid. Remember, when you meet this kid, he’s clearly a budding scientist, but doesn’t have the resources that Tony Stark does.”
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl, Captain America: Civil War is now playing in theaters everywhere.