The Super Bowl was an awesome time for movie fans as we got a whole lot of trailers and commercials. I think my personal favorite commercial was the Coca-Cola Big Game commercial. It was a 60 second bit with Ant-Man stealing a can of Coke from the Hulk, which costed around 10 million dollars to air! Plus, the special effects looked pretty damn good for a commercial. Therefore, it must have been one of the most expensive commercials but it was well worth it. Out of all the trailer however, the [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) trailer really grabbed my attention. Watch it again below:
"You chose the wrong side."
For a 30 second trailer, we got to see a lot. They teased Tony Stark's bleeding edge armor as he catches a bullet with his gauntlet after Bucky tries to shoot him. We get to see a better view at both of the teams, revealing Ant-Man's slick, new look. Amongst all of this awesomeness, there's also something we didn't get to see...
Where was Spider-Man?
A lot of other creators here at Moviepilot were talking about how we are finally get to see a glimpse at Spider-Man and that there is no better time to do it as everyone is watching the Super Bowl. I responded "I apology for your disappointment in advance." Among the reasons why I don't think Marvel should show Spider-Man in their trailers, it just wasn't going to happen, especially in a 30 second trailer. The main factor of why he didn't show up totally blew over most of our heads.
The Rights with Sony Restricted Marvel To Feature Spider-Man
It was announced by Marvel that their reason for excluding Spider-Man from the Super Bowl teaser is that they didn't work out a deal to advertise Spider-Man in their trailers. I would have thought that if they already made a deal to place him in the movie that they would be able to place him in trailers. As confusing as the Sony deal already presented itself, this situation makes it look even more complicated. This brings down a lot of my expectations for seeing him in future trailers. The first trailer we saw is classified as a teaser, even though it was over two minutes long. Could Marvel and Sony have made a deal where Spider-Man can be in the first official trailer. Or maybe they [Marvel] are still working out a deal with Sony to have the right to use Spider-Man to advertise their film.
How Much Screen Time will Spider-Man have?
Will Spider-Man appear as much as Luke Skywalker did in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? As much as Captain Phasma? These are some of the questions that concern us Spidey lovers: How much Spider-Man will we actually see? When we first heard that Spider-Man was going to appear in Captain America: Civil War, it was proclaimed that his appearance was going to be nothing more than a simple cameo. As time goes on and the movie approaches theaters, it seems as Spider-Man will appear more and more.
As of everything we know now, Spider-Man will appear often throughout the second and third acts of the film and have one major fight sequence. We will first see Spider-Man in a homemade costume fighting crime in New York City. Could he possibly fight one of his street level foes as Spider-Man has so many villains, it would be cool to see him fight one of them for a couple minutes to introduce him into the universe as it would be the first time we see Spider-Man.
If there is a smaller Spider-Man villain in the movie, who could it be? My choice would be someone strong like the Rhino. They would do it right and not mess it up like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 managed to do. Spidey would have a hard time defeating him until Iron Man comes by and helps him defeat the Rhino. This could be the time where Tony Stark approaches Spider-Man, and also, Spider-Man and Iron Man vs. the Rhino would be a pretty cool scene!
Tony Stark has been watching Spider-Man for a long time. He will approach Spider-Man and offer him a new suit and web slingers if he comes and helps him fight Captain America. Spider-Man will accept and at one point, he will realize he is on the wrong side and switch to Cap's side. The major fight sequence will be the final battle with Captain America and Spider-Man versing Iron Man.
The image shown above is most likely Captain America in Peter Parker's household. The catch to Spider-Man's role being extended is that Tom Holland has only one scene as Peter Parker but there are many scenes with Spider-Man. The scenes shot with Spider-Man were shot before they even finalized casting with Holland. It is also notable that Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei, will also appear in one scene in the movie. Therefore, the scene with Peter and Aunt May is probably at their house, which is where it looks like Captain America is in the picture above.
There are a few possibilities of why Cap is in Peter Parker's home. First of all, it looks like superheroes know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man as Tony Stark knows and that's how he finds Spider-Man. Obviously, Cap knows too as he is in Peter Parker's home. Perhaps he is there to convince Peter to fight for him as he is fighting for the wrong side.
I also think that like Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War will have 2 post-credit scenes, one setting up the Spider-Man solo film. Maybe it could be a scene with Norman Osborn revealing the Green Goblin suit? Or maybe it could be Oscorp or Stark Laboratories that find the venom symbiote?! There are so many amazing different post-credit scenes we could potentially see!
What do YOU guys think? How much will we see of Spider-Man? What will the post credit scenes in Civil War be? Tell me below!
Remember, Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in less than 3 months on May 6th, 2016!