Once you have introduced The Avengers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to put the genie back in the bottle. You want to use characters like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in your stories, which helps explain why Hulk will show up in Thor: Ragnarok, and several heroes will take part in Captain America: Civil War. We half expect this trend to continue in standalone movies for Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and from what we are hearing now, probably the solo Spider-Man movie Marvel has on its radar.
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show where they unveiled the first full trailer for next summer’s Captain America: Civil War (we’ll include it below). And during that conversation, the duo bantered about upcoming filming they’d have to do. They were joking about how hot it was filming in Atlanta, on the new Pinewood facilities in Georgia, when Downey said to Evans:
Which Evans confirmed. At the time, we just assumed that the duo meant their involvement in the eventual Infinity War pairing, but actually, that’s years away. So, what else will shoot in Hotlanta? James Gunn is prepping Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, though he has made it clear his story isn’t coming to Earth. Doctor Strange is filming in London. Thor 3 is filming in Australia. But Tom Holland said he’s filming Spider-Man is Georgia. Will Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. join him?
We have heard this rumor before… or, part of it. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark has been attached to Spider-Man for some time. We had been hearing that Stark would help Peter Parker (Holland) create an upgraded Spider-Man suit, as he likely will be using a homegrown version to start off with in Civil War. Or course, if Evans really does show up in Spider-Man, the movie that’s due out in 2017, then it kills the rumor that Captain America will die off in Civil War. This is only an educated guess based on what the two Marvel all-stars have said, though. We know that we will be introduced to Spidey in Cap 3. But he might not really affect the story. His story may continue in Spider-Man, in which case, cameos from the major Marvel stars would make a ton of sense.
Here’s the Civil War trailer one more time:
Tom Holland will play Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, and will then play Spidey in a solo movie in July 2017. Who will join him on screen? We will find out then, but drop your guesses in the Comments section below!
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.