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Thanks to the fact that superhero movies love to play their cards close to the chest, there's still a great deal that we don't know about the upcoming Spider-Man film that will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, that's not going to stop the rumor wheel from turning, and now there are new reports coming out claiming to have the inside scoop on exactly what we can expect to see in the 2017 blockbuster. And while the details have not yet been confirmed, there is word that the feature will involve Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in a key role.
This story comes from the folks at Latino-Review, who claim to have attained details about the new Spider-Man film from a source close to the production. According to the report, the movie will be skipping over any kind of new origin story for the brand new web-head (avoiding stepping in the trap that the Amazing Spider-Man movies got caught in), and instead will find Spidey already on the road towards becoming an Avenger. The source says that a key part of the film will "involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man," which will lead to an audition process that tests whether or not the young web-slinging hero has what it takes to fight alongside the likes of the Earth's mightiest heroes.
While it's advisable to take this story with a grain of salt, as the source of this rumor has a tendency to be off about these kinds of things, the timing of this scoop is very interesting. Last Wednesday, Robert Downey Jr. took to his personal social media pages, and made the promise that in eight days time we would be hearing some kind of "big announcement." There haven't been any clues regarding whether or not the actor would be a part of a Spider-Man movie, but the reveal that it's happening would certainly fit his tease.
Thinking along similar lines, this isn't the first time that Downey Jr. has pulled something like this. Back in October of last year he kept suggesting to reporters that there was something big in the works between him and Marvel Studios. While some jumped to the conclusion that it would be Iron Man 4, it instead turned out to be that the actor was joining the cast of Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: Civil War. The star has also said in the recent past that he would potentially be game to continue his role with Marvel Studios in a "lesser position," so the idea of a role in 2017's Spider-Man isn't that far-fetched.
Do you believe this rumor? Would you want to see Iron Man show up in the next Spider-Man film? Hit the comments with your thoughts!