We’ve all heard the lengths Marvel goes through to keep details about its upcoming projects secret. Okay, so the whispers of snipers following around its talent are obviously said in jest, but the studio still takes precautions to make sure there are as few leaks as possible. Next year’s Captain America: Civil War is no exception, especially considering that one of the movie’s most anticipated elements is Spider-Man’s MCU debut. Luckily, Spidey’s actor, Tom Holland, figured out how to not accidentally blab anything about the story during interviews or in private: he deliberately decided not to learn what happens in it.
Holland recently admitted that he’s not privy to Captain America: Civil War’s plot at all since he didn't read the script ahead of time for fear of accidentally saying something he shouldn’t. As he explained on Entertainment Weekly Radio:
I was only working on it for a week or two weeks or something. So they offered for me to read the script, and I said ‘No, I don’t want to read it, because I’ll be doing all these interviews and I’ll end up telling secrets and stuff. I’ve got such a big mouth.’ So I actually don’t know what it’s about.
He then added that he’ll be going into the movie like an average audience member, and once he’s in that theater seat, then he’ll finally learn what his "bits are about." Well, the average audience member didn’t get to put on the red and blue suit and pretend to spin webs, but aside from those details, Holland is in the dark like the rest of us, knowing only what he’s read in reports (if he’s even gazed at them) or what he saw in the trailer. There’s still the slim possibility he might give away what he did shoot during those couple weeks, but without full context, at least he can’t spill the beans about anything else.
Other than the main antagonist Zemo and Martin Freeman’s unnamed politician, Spider-Man is Captain America: Civil War’s most secretive character. All we know so far is that this universe’s Peter Parker, who is still early into his crimefighting career, will struggle with the two ideologies at conflict between the two superhero teams, one side in favor of being policed under the Sokovia Accords and the other against the legislation. In terms of action, there was a rumor earlier this year that he’ll fight Steve Rogers sometime during the movie, but other than that, it remains to be seen how his arachnid powers will come into play.
Moviegoers will see Spider-Man swing into action when Captain America: Civil War arrives on May 6, 2016, and, he gets to star in his own adventure on July 28, 2017.