As Marvel confirms it has chosen 19-year-old Tom Holland of Britain for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Variety reports he will have only a cameo appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.” It has also been reported that Marvel may not officially announce Holland’s appearance in “Captain America: Civil War,” as cameos are supposed to be a surprise.
Shooting on the third film in the “Captain America” series has been underway since April in metro Atlanta and, according to the website’s report, Holland will shoot scenes only for a week. It has yet to be revealed on whose side Spider-Man will be -- that of Captain America (Chris Evans) or Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
The film will see formation of two groups of Avengers after a governing body is formed to guide the superheroes. Other cast members include Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle and Elizabeth Olsen. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige is the producer. The film is based on the “Captain America” comic books by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. It will open May 6, 2016.
Meanwhile, Holland’s solo “Spider-Man” film is scheduled to be released in 2017. “Cop Car” director Jon Watts will helm the film, which will reportedly be about the high school years of Parker. “We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about,” said Feige about “Spider-Man” plot line in his interview to Collider.