“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and that means he gets to play with other Marvel characters. The web-slinger isn’t settling for any small character in the MCU, either. Iron Man is going to be in the 2017 superhero movie.
Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) will meet Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in May’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The trailer already showed the two together. Tony calls Peter “Underoos” when he calls on him to grab Captain America’s (Chris Evans) shield. It seems the two will keep in touch after the big event.
Watch the “Captain America: Civil War” trailer below:
Deadline reports that Downey will be in the movie, and his addition adds some star power to the flick that filmmakers were hoping to get with their villain. Michael Keaton was in talks to play Spider-Man’s nemesis but has since backed out.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previous teased that MCU superheroes could show up in the new “Spider-Man” film now that Sony is working with the comic book studio. “He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month.
The size of Iron Man’s role has not been revealed, TheWrap reports, but he is expected to wear his superhero suit. Could he be fighting alongside Spidey, or is he just showing off? It doesn’t seem like audiences will find out the answer soon. Details about “Spider-Man: Homecoming” are being kept under wraps.
The new film also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May as well as Zendaya, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori as Peter’s classmates. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.