According to Robert Downey Jr., Spider-Man does, indeed, play a role in Captain America: Civil War!
Rumors have persisted since earlier this year that Tom Holland will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Spider-Man in next May’s Captain America: Civil War. Today, Robert Downey Jr. (via EW) finally offers confirmation.
“[Don] Cheadle and I are just going, ‘Wow, dude, look at this,’” says Downey of Tom Holland’s wall crawler. “We’re now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon]. But we’re also looking around like, ‘Who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man…?’ I mean it’s like wow, this thing is just crazy.”
Although it’s certainly looking like a sure thing, Chris Evans is quick to muddy the waters regarding Holland’s presence.
“You never know with Marvel,” Chris Evans reminds us. “Sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them.”
The same article also confirms that we won’t be seeing Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and offers an interesting tidbit on Martin Freeman’s mystery character.
“He’s under the cloak of secrecy,” says Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “There are a lot of amazing actors in this movie. Some of them play larger roles than others. And in some cases there are some you will meet ever so briefly in this film and then will be expanded upon in future films. [Martin Freeman’s character] falls into that latter category.”
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It is set to feature the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, this time joined in his “solo” film by fellow Avengers Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.
Sebastian Stan will also be back as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.