While his screen time was brief compared to most of Captain America: Civil War's other characters, Tom Holland's Spider-Man made a remarkable impression last year in the Star-Spangled Avenger's third flick. This summer, Peter Parker will have the spotlight all to himself in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he already has a full workload, from fighting the Vulture to navigating high school. With four months to go until the movie's release, there's still a fair amount we don't know about the movie, but one thing we here at CinemaBlend have been recently thinking about is whether or not Peter Parker might reveal that he's Spider-Man to the public.

As seen in the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, at least one person from Peter Parker's personal life (Ned Leeds) will find out he's the Web-Slinger, but we're thinking about an identity reveal closer to the one from the original Civil War storyline, where Peter unmasked on live television. Granted, the public knowing Spider-Man's identity was later undone by Mephisto, but it still counts! Anyway, keeping that major moment in mind, we've decided to go over the pros and cons of the MCU's Peter Parker revealing to the world that he's Spider-Man, along with our final verdict on the matter.

Yes, He Should

The main argument for Peter Parker unmasking as Spider-Man is that secret identities in the MCU aren't nearly as important as they are in the Marvel comics universe. Iron Man set the precedent when Tony Stark opted to toss aside the excuse that Iron Man was his bodyguard and say in front of those reporters and cameras that he was the armored hero. Since then, most of the MCU heroes haven't bothered with hiding who they are from the public. Besides Spider-Man, Ant-Man is really the only one of the MCU film heroes who has a secret identity, although since Scott Lang was imprisoned in Captain America: Civil War, maybe that's changed. Even on the TV side of things, Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil, is the only one who bothers wearing a mask while beating up the bad guys.

Thanks to that iconic mask of his (complete with adjustable eyes pieces in this continuity), Peter Parker stands a better chance of keeping his identity secret from the public from most heroes. But it's still not foolproof, and perhaps during the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter will take a cue from his comic book and decide to reveal his identity to the world. Since he's Tony Stark's protege, he and his Aunt May would presumably be given proper protection from those who would want revenge against the Web-Slinger. Keep in mind that even if Peter's identity was outed, that doesn't necessarily mean he would do it purposefully. From what we've seen and read in trailers and reports so far, Michael Keaton's Vulture sounds like he'll be a formidable foe, so he may find an opportunity during the movie to ruin Peter's life by showing everyone who he is.

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