Last week, emails from the Sony hack revealed that Marvel Studios was trying to obtain the rights to Spider-Man, so they could include the character in the highly-anticipated Phase Three adventure Captain America: Civil War. Later that day, another report revealed that deal may still be on the table, and yet another report claimed that Marvel wants to reboot Spidey entirely, which would involve getting rid of current star Andrew Garfield. Today, a new report from Badass Digest reveals that Marvel is currently moving forward on Captain America: Civil War without the web-slinger, for now.
The site notes that there is also the possibility of a cameo or an end credits stinger, since we have nearly a year and a half to go before Captain America 3 hits theaters. Marvel always builds reshoots into their films' schedules, but as it stands right now, Peter Parker will not play a major part in the Civil War story line. While Spider-Man won't be involved at this point, the site also reveals that The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will be "central to the story," and that there have already been hints dropped in previous movies as to how that will play out. The site also suggests that the tension between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) may have started when it's revealed that The Winter Soldier was responsible for killing Tony Stark's parents. While that hasn't been confirmed, the site's source said it was, "an interesting line of thought."
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing Captain America: Civil War from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, with production scheduled to begin next spring. Appearing alongside Captain America and Tony Stark, Chadwick Boseman will make his Marvel debut as Black Panther, before his solo film hits theaters in November 2017, with Frank Grillo also expected to return as Crossbones.