While there are several superheroes who are confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War, there are several others who aren't. In particular, fans have been wondering for months whether Tom Holland's Spider-Man will join the Avengers in their fight against Thanos after his solo film due out this year.
Last month, #TomHolland did an interview in which he talked about the webhead's possible appearance in the superhero epic:
“It’s all up in the air. I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.”
The uncertainty might have disappointed us back then, but hold on to your webs, Spidey fans, because everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is now confirmed for #AvengersInfinityWar. Tom Holland Twitter fan page, Tom Holland Italia, found an interview the actor did for Vogue Italy, in which he confirms his role in the third Avengers installment:
They translated the part where the actor talks about his role as Spidey:
"It is they [Chris Evans and Downey Jr.] who convinced Marvel. The producers wanted to be sure that I was the right person before you entrust three films over the next four years, including 'Avengers: Infinity War'."
There you have it; we'll see #SpiderMan take part in the fight against Thanos and the madness he's sure to bring. But while it's incredible to finally have confirmation on his appearance (not to mention the confirmation of the Guardians of the Galaxy also appearing), there's something to take into consideration...
How Big A Role Will Spidey Have?
Despite his prominent role in the comic book arc upon which the film was based, Spidey's appearance in #CaptainAmericaCivilWar was fairly small due to his uncertain future in the MCU. Negotiations were still taking place between Marvel and Sony by the time the film started shooting so it was understandable.
For Infinity War, I'm confident that will change. In the comics, Spidey is an important asset in the fight against Thanos. By the time Infinity War hits theaters, Tom Holland will already have a standalone movie and audiences' reactions to him shouldn't be anything to worry about, as Tom's interpretation has already proven to be a hit with fans. It'll be much easier to make him a prominent part of the event.
However, Infinity War is still an ensemble film, so his treatment and screen time could be similar to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's in #AgeofUltron: They weren't the focus of the film, but were still an important cog in the machine. And that's not a bad thing, as there are several ways to take advantage of a supporting role.
What was great about Spider-Man in Civil War was that, even though he only had about 10 minutes of screen time, we got to see glimpses of his relationships with Tony Stark and Steve Rogers through their brief interactions.
There's one comic book issue that I love (Spider-Man #17) where Peter Parker dies and has to face off against Thanos to save a little girl.
The storyline created a very interesting relationship between the two characters that would be great to see adapted on screen. Taking into account the subtleness the Russo Brothers proved they could pull off in Civil War, it's entirely possible we get to see something like that.
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