The Secret Message Tony Stark Almost Left Spider-Man, According To Civil War Concept Art

Captain America: Civil War

When Peter Parker met Tony Stark, the billionaire really upped the kid's game as Spider-Man. However, it looks like the teen didn't quite get all the bells and whistles that were originally planned. Some new concept art has been released that shows the evolution of the Spider-Signal that we saw in the post-credits scene of Captain America: Civil War. Originally there was a plan for it to include the ability for Iron Man to send messages to Spider-Man, including a message that would have likely connected to Spider-man: Homecoming.

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The Spider-Signal images come to us from Perception, the digital effects team that created the shot of the Spider-Signal that Peter Parker projected on his ceiling at the end of Captain America: Civil War. They posted several images of different concepts for the signal. One included the message next to an icon of Iron Man's head. It appears that perhaps Peter's new web shooters have Facebook Messenger integrated.

The plan for the message embedded in the signal may have been designed as a way to clue in those in the theater that the next time we see Spider-Man we'll also see Iron Man. We know that Robert Downey Jr. will have a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While the size or importance of the part is not clear at this point, it's possible that this message may be giving us a clue. Could the new movie open with Peter Parker at the Avengers tower getting his suit and weapons upgraded? More than likely that moment will happen off-screen and between films, but if we see Spider-Man looking significantly different than he did in Captain America: Civil War we now know specifically why that is.


Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the closest thing to a follow-up to Captain America: Civil War that we're likely to get until we finally get around to the next Avengers movie. It will include a few of the characters that we saw in that film and since Doctor Strange didn't touch on it, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is highly unlikely to do so, then it means we'll probably be getting a lot of details about the state of the Avengers when we see Tony Stark in Homecoming.

What else do you think Tony Stark may have built into the web shooters? Do you think he can post to Twitter from there? Let us know in the comments.

Dirk Libbey
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