Many nerd news sites on the internet this week (including this one) reported a glimpse of what was supposed to be the Spider-Man costume to be worn by Tom Holland when he appears as the Amazing Spider-Man in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War. No matter how intriguing the Twit-Pics were, they were less glimpses than they were frauds, so we went back to our lives wondering if we’ll ever get a look at the new Marvel Cinematic Universe sponsored Spider-Man. Well, for anyone staking out the Civil War set for Holland, you can put your cameras away. It seems that Spidey has been and gone so far as his part in the next Marvel Studios movie is concerned.
In an interview with Vulture, Vacation filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein talked about their plans for the weekend, and it seems that they’re going to get down to work on some serious research for their next gig, writing the next solo Spider-Man movie by visiting Marvel Studios to look at footage of Holland as the Wall Crawler. “We hear good things,” said Goldstein. “We might even get to look at the Spidey suit, which is exciting.”
Thus further confirming that we, collectively, have not seen the actual Spidey suit. More importantly though, Daley and Goldenstein seem to have inadvertently confirmed that Holland’s work on Civil War is done. That may seem pretty fast, but Holland was announced as the new Spidey over a month ago, and shooting on Civil War is expected to wrap next month.
In the meantime, the screenwriters also alluded to another lead concerning Spider-Man, that cast list that was making the rounds online yesterday. Apparently, that’s also bunk. “We’ve discussed certain characters, but nothing is certain yet, for sure,” said Daley. That’s not to say that the list is a total fake, maybe someone was just doing a little due diligence in case the script came back with some of those characters in it. Still, I’d like to see Daley and Goldenstein try and write J. Jonah Jameson and not think of Hugh Laurie now.
Captain America: Civil War will be in theaters everywhere May 6, 2016; the next Spider-Man movie will be in theaters the summer after that in July 2017.