We all know that the first time we see Peter Parker in the MCU, he will already have been Spider-Man for quite some time. Marvel is doing something completely different as they are going to have Peter Parker as a freshman in High School. Tom Holland, the man behind this incarnation of Peter Parker is very young, 17 to be exact, so it seems that he will have only been Spider-Man for a very short time. According to Heroic Hollywood, we may now know just how long Spidey has been swinging around Manhattan.
How long has Peter Parker been Spider-Man in the MCU?
We all know that we are getting an extremely young Peter Parker this time around with Tom Holland so the the wiggle room from him acquiring his powers to the time of Civil war is should be very slim. According to a report by Heroic Hollywood's insiders, Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for about a year by the time he chooses sides in Captain America: Civil War. Since most predict he will be about a Freshman in High School, he would have became Spider-Man around his middle school days. Luckily, Marvel isn't going to spend an entire movie focusing on his origin and no Uncle Ben death scene! (Hopefully)
Spider-Man is a myth?
According the report, Spider-Man will merely be a myth or an urban legend to the general public, much like Batfleck in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He will most likely focus on stopping street crime his first year or so of his Superhero career. It won't be until a big time villain shows up that Spider-Man will begin to get national exposure as he saves the city from udder destruction. It will be interesting how Civil War introduces Peter Parker if the report is true and he is just an urban legend among the city. Hopefully we can get a bit of backstory and check out what Spidey was up to in the year leading up to the Civil War.
Has S.H.I.E.L.D known about Spider-Man for a while?
S.H.I.E.L.D is the most intelligent organization on the planet and one of the most powerful as well. I find it highly unlikely that there was a Spider guy swinging around the city of Manhattan and S.H.I.E.L.D didn't know about it. Since the Civil War is started by the introduction of the Superhero Registration Program, Iron Man may reach out to Spider-Man by way of getting information from S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D definitely likes to keep secrets, and it seems that Spider-Man may be on their side from what we have seen. Me being on Cap's side, i'm really hoping Spidey "Swings" to the other side and joins the revolution!