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Avengers: Infinity War will feature not only one of the biggest casts for a Marvel movie, but for blockbusters in general. That's inarguable. In fact, there are so many characters who will show up that it's probably easier to ask who WON'T be appearing. That being said, many fans have questioned in recent months if Spider-Man would be one of the participating heroes, and tonight it was finally confirmed that the Web-Slinger will appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Robert Downey Jr. aired a Facebook Live stream earlier today from the Avengers: Infinity War set, and during his chat with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the camera person chimed in to read the questions. That person sounded suspiciously like Tom Holland. Most of the video was just fun banter from Downey's end, but not wanting to leave viewers empty-handed, he let the camera person turn the sense on themselves, and sure enough, it was Holland, who was wearing dots on his face, showing that he's been doing some facial capture work. The video ended with Chris Pratt, a.k.a. the MCU's Star-Lord, walking in, but Downey had Holland cut the feed before Pratt could answer any questions.
Chatter about Spider-Man's potential involvement in Avengers: Infinity War really started to take of last October when Tom Holland said that such an appearance was "up in the air." Then last month, an Italian Vogue interview with Holland seemed to verify that he would appear in the epic. That was nice to know, but official confirmation directly from the Avengers: Infinity War set was a great way to set the record straight once and for all. So to all you who enjoy watching the Wall-Crawler do his thing, look forward to him aiding in the big battle against Thanos.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man debuted last year in Captain America: Civil War as a superhero with only a few months of experience with his strange abilities and homemade web-shooters. Tracked down by Tony Stark, he was given a high-tech costume and drafted into Iron Man's pro-Sokovia Accords team to help capture Captain America and his anti-registration team. Later this year, moviegoers will see Spidey snag the spotlight for himself in Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he'll be going up against The Vulture, The Tinkerer and The Shocker. Marvel and Sony also already have Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 in development, so the web-slinging hero will have plenty of exposure in the coming years.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, but before that, you can see Tom Holland back in the red and blue costume when Spider-Man: Homecoming is released on July 7.