Summer 2017 will see a brand new Spider-Man into theaters, with Tom Holland playing Peter Parker. But before he gets to swing on his own, we'll first meet him in next year's Captain America: Civil War. One thing Marvel and Sony want to side-step in rebooting this iconic character is once again telling his origin story. It is well-known by every age of fan at this point, and has been shown in both the 2002 Spider-Man and the 2012 Amazing Spider-Man reboot, as well as numerous comic books and animated series. So that begs the question. Just how long has Peter Parker been dressing up as Spidey when we meet him in the MCU? A new rumor from HH claims to have our answer.
When Peter Parker first meets Captain America and Iron Man in Civil War, it will be because he's already been bit by that radioactive spider. How he first comes in contact with these former Avengers partners is still anyone's guess. But it's guaranteed to show off his special superpowers in a way that even the most out of it fan will be able to appreciate. The hope is that Peter Parker injects some much needed youth into this team, made up of mostly thirty and forty-year-olds. He will be positioned as a relatable hero. A kid who is still in high school. And has some very teenage problems to deal with aside from being able to crawl up walls.
It isn't known when we'll get our first look at Tom Holland suited up as Spider-Man. But we do know that production has wrapped, and a trailer should be arriving soon. Whether or not it will actually show off Peter Parker is anyone's guess, but he wasn't included in the footage that debuted at D23 this past August. But sources close to the project have leaked an interesting fact about this new web-slinger. When he arrives on the scene, he'll have already been active as a superhero for just a little over a year. And apparently he'll still be wearing his homemade costume.
Spider-Man holds a similar role in the current MCU as The Dark Knight does in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are both considered a myth. The people of New York look at Spider-Man as though he were an urban legend. But that will likely change once the world gets a look at him in Civil War. Whatever events he suffers in the Marvel movie, once we pick back up with him in the Sony reboot, it will have been 2 full years since he was bit by the radioactive spider, and he'll have a pretty firm grasp on his role as a superhero.
This matches up with comments made by Marvel's Kevin Feige early on in the production process. He has a very specific vision for Peter Parker. That's rumored to include a healthy high school life. And he might even get a technical assist from Tony Stark. About this latest take on Spidey, the Marvel frontman had this to say last summer while promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"...We are going to take it for granted that people know [his origin], and the specifics... It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers... There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU, you just don't know it yet. [Laughs]"
Peter Parker is believed to be between 15 and 16 years-old when we first meet him in Captain America: Civil War. And he may already be a sophomore in high school. It's believed that we'll see Parker wearing two very different costumes in Captain America 3. One will be homemade, the other more in-line with the traditional comic books, even going back to the suit's black and red roots as opposed to blue and red. And the web-shooters may becoming from Stark Industries. What do you think? Are we better off getting a Spider-Man who's been swinging through the streets of New York for quite some time? Or did you want to see the origin story all over again?