There has been much speculation about when and where will get our first glimpse at Marvel's new Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland. Well, if this latest rumor pans out, it's right here, right now! Yes, a scene from the purported Captain America: Civil War footage to play at this weekend's D23 expo has leaked online. Is this Peter Parker in his homemade outfit, seen crawling up a skyscraper in downtown Manhattan? Or is this a really good fan fake?
Red Carpet Refs claim that someone was able to snap this image while the Captain America: Civil War footage was being previewed in Anaheim before it's big public debut on either Friday or Saturday. Many have speculated that Disney will use the convention to show off their new Spider-Man, while others feel it will be too soon. If Peter Parker has a cameo in the movie, isn't that better saved for when the Marvel sequel makes it into theaters?
Possibly. A report from yesterday brought us a detailed account of Spider-Man's new costume, which states that he'll wear a couple of different outfits in the movie. This homemade version, which we've heard about before, as well as a suit that looks more like the traditional Spider-Man costume from the comic books. It's hard to judge whether or not this is real or fake, but if you look closely at the image, you will see what looks to be Iron Man flying in the background.
This isn't the first time we've seen a really good fake for Marvel's Spider-Man. Just before Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, which was a few weeks after the news that Peter Parker was officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a video started to spread across the Internet that claimed to be the post-credit scene, which featured Spider-Man giving a window washer some handy tips. It was later revealed to have been made by some overzealous fans. You can re-watch it below if you missed it the first time.
As we've seen, an image like this one isn't 'too hard' to fake, though it does take some effort. The mere fact that Disney is throwing its D23 convention this weekend helps the validity of the screen grab in question. If Disney and Marvel are quick to ask us to remove it from the site, we'll know it's real. If we don't hear back, we'll know that someone has gotten one over on all of us Spider-Man fans yet again. What do you think. If it is real, do you like the homemade look? And are you eager to see the 'real' costume that will come later in the movie? Let us know what you think.