Earlier today, we heard some of the first reactions from Captain America: Civil War. Disney and Marvel screened the sequel for select members of the press. And while there has been a slightly mixed reaction, most are calling it great. Much praise has been heaped upon Tom Holland, who sounds like a real scene stealer as the new Spider-Man. Peter Parker is being introduced in this movie before he gets his own reboot in 2017. With that still being a full year away, some are wondering just how much screen time Tom Holland actually gets. The answer is: More than you were probably expecting.
One of the many critics who were allowed to post their reactions on social media has confirmed that an un-costumed Peter Parker gets about 10 minutes of screen time, while the fully costumed Spider-Man gets about 20 minutes. That makes about thirty minutes of screen time given to Marvel newcomer Tom Holland. And apparently, not a moment of it is wasted. Says ScreenCrush.
"Maybe 10 mins of Parker, a good 20 mins of Spidey."
So far, no other substantial spoilers have leaked for Captain America: Civil War. Last night at 11pm (PST), Disney and Marvel allowed the press to forgo an embargo nearly a month out, urging them to post their reactions across all platforms of social media. Positive reactions hit Twitter and Facebook throughout the night. The movie doesn't open until May 6, and the studios are planning a major CinemaCon screening on April 13. It's then that we'll get the first full reviews from the movie. But the early buzz is that Marvel has definitely done it again, with many claiming Captain America: Civil War is as good or better than 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is the highest rated Marvel movie to date.
It is highly unusually for a studio to not only show this type of big budget blockbuster this early to critics, it is also unorthodox to allow such early reactions in advanced of its premiere. Which means Disney is beyond confident that it has a major hit on its hands. It fact, some are banking this will be the biggest movie of the year, and has a chance at breaking all kinds of box office records.The big question is, will it be able to dethrone Disney's last behemoth Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Let's just hope not too many more spoilers are revealed before the general populace gets to see it for themselves.
So far, the most noted bit of praise for the movie is going to Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Also receiving high praise is Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. And the key action set piece at the airport is reportedly the best thing Marvel has ever done in any movie. It all sounds like a lot of fun. At least, it sounds more fun than what Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gave us. So what do you think? Are you happy to be getting so much Spider-Man this summer? Does it help the long wait for that standalone reboot?