Yesterday, Spider-Man star Tom Holland revealed that his highly-anticipated superhero movie will be shot in Atlanta sometime next year. While there is still much we don't know about the new Spider-Man movie, these new details are even more interesting when paired with comments made by Robert Downey Jr. on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, before debuting the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Here's what the actor had to say, in response to Chris Evans talking about how hot it was in Atlanta while they were shooting Captain America: Civil War.
"By the way, we are going to shoot in Atlanta again, you and I."
Could Robert Downey Jr. be referring to Spider-Man? It's certainly possible, but it's worth noting that there are other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies shooting in Atlanta. Director James Gunn is currently in Atlanta, getting pre-production started on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, ComicBook.com believes that this sequel doesn't necessarily need any of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, while pointing out that James Gunn has previously stated that Iron Man won't be featured in his sequel.
Doctor Strange is currently in production, shooting in several locations such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal, but not Atlanta, and Thor: Ragnarok has been confirmed to film in Australia. It's possible that Robert Downey Jr. may have been referring to Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, but that two-part adventure doesn't hit theaters until 2018 and 2019, and Spider-Man will surely start production before those movies. Since Spider-Man will debut in Captain America: Civil War, it would certainly make sense that both Iron Man and Captain America would show up in Spider-Man.
It's also worth noting that, while Tom Holland and other contenders for the Peter Parker role were auditioning, they read alongside both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans on the Captain America: Civil War set. Of course, it isn't known how Spider-Man will fit into that story, but producer Kevin Feige confirmed earlier this year that Marvel's deal with Sony allows for other MCU characters to appear in Spider-Man and its subsequent sequels. Unfortunately, there isn't much we know about the Spider-Man story yet, so it isn't know how both Cap and Iron Man may fit into the story.
Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing Spider-Man from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation). No other cast members have been confirmed yet, but Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May. What do you think about Iron Man and Captain America appearing in Spider-Man? Are there any other MCU heroes that you would like to see in this reboot?