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Yesterday it was announced that Tom Holland (The Impossible, In The Heart Of The Sea) will be playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now we officially know where we will first see him. The actor will be making an appearance as the web-slinger in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

I know what you're thinking....didn't we already know that? Well....yes and no. When Spider-Man was announced to now be part of the MCU we had heard that he will be making an appearance in a Marvel film before his solo outing in 2017, so we all just assumed it would be Captain America: Civil War, but no one from either Sony or Marvel had confirmed that.

“Holland will report immediately to the set of the currently shooting Captain America: Civil War, which Marvel has scheduled for a May 6, 2016, release and in which the newest Spider-Man will make his first onscreen appearance,” - The Hollywood Reporter.

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In the Civil War comic story line, Spider-Man played a big role, he revealed his secret identity to the world and no one was sure where his allegiance lied, with Cap or Iron Man. Whilst the movie won't be tackling the subject of secret identities, it will be making heroes sign up with the government as to keep them under control. So....who will Spider-Man side with?

We know that Captain America is all about freedom, and after the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he has some issues with government. Tony is on the other side of that coin, he believes that superheroes should sign up with the government as they can be a liability. The events in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man and an occurrence in Civil War will bring about these beliefs.

The role of the hero stuck between the two factions looks like it will be going to Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, in the initial announcement of his character in the film, the staged performance between him, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans surely suggested that.

I think it's safe to assume that Spider-Man won't have a huge role in the film, but that doesn't mean he won't be an important character. Captain America: Civil War is way into shooting already.

Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th 2016.

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