ByBayley Tow, writer at
Lover of all things Marvel and DC.
Bayley Tow

[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) is just on the horizon and we have only had one official shot of our beloved webhead. This has led to some speculation that we may not being seeing much of Spider-Man in the film. Which brings me to my counter argument. What if we actually will be getting more Spider-Man in Civil War than what we think? I mean after all, I would say that Vision played a fairly decent sized role in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) considering his lack of promotion. Alright, now that I have grabbed everyone's attention. I'm going to go a step farther is project that Spider-Man may actually be the one to put a stop to the fighting. Let's take a look at some key points.


The beginning of it all.
The beginning of it all.

Spider-Man has always been highly praised for his high level of morals (One More Day excluded). Much of the character has been based around having a high level of morality. Personally, I can probably speak for many fans of Spider-Man when I say that the webslinger's high level of responsibility is part of what drew me to the character. After all, Spider-Man has always been know to be a superhero that is willing to sacrifice himself for the safety of others. His goal is always to try and save anyone involved in the situation at hand. Therefore, I think it's key that Marvel addresses this mentality of the character in the film.

Spider-Man In The Civil War Comic Books

Spider-Man reveals his identity to the world.
Spider-Man reveals his identity to the world.

Marvel fans can usually remember one event that involved Spider-Man in the Civil War comics. That event being the press conference held by Tony Stark where Spider-Man reveals his identity of Peter Parker to the world. A shocking moment to longtime fans of Marvel comics. Although, after seeing the corruptness of Tony Stark during the Civil War Spider-Man switches sides to join Captain America. This was a huge turning point in the storyline itself. Some readers insist that this side change could be considered the Civil War's beginning of the end. That said, we have already received conformation from the directors of the film (brothers Joe and Anthony Russo) that we will being seeing a different Civil War storyline than the one in the comics. For example, the film focuses around a superhero registration act called the Sokovia Accords that was created based on the Avengers actions in Sokovia during the Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Where as in the comics, the act is simply called The Superhero Registration Act and it was based off the actions of young superheroes that resulted in a bomb killing more than 400 people in the city of Stamford, Connecticut. So perhaps we may not see this version of Spider-Man on the big screen in Civil War. Another character such as Black Panther may fill that role. With all that said, this brings me to my main point.

Tom Holland Is Playing Spider-Man

Spider-Man (Tom Holland)
Spider-Man (Tom Holland)

Marvel cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man mainly for the reason of his age. Tom Holland is currently 19 years-old and is suppose to be portraying a roughly 16 year-old Spider-Man. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't exactly sure of this move. I personally enjoyed the performances Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. That aside, a younger Spider-Man may be exactly what Marvel needs. Let's say towards the end of the film we see all of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" duking it out to the death. There is chaos and destruction everywhere around them due to the fighting. In the midst of this chaos Spider-Man is starting to notice that civilians are being endangered and takes action. His younger mind is still seeing the world through the eyes of a kid. After all, Spider-Man is basically a kid fighting with the best superheroes on the planet. The webslinger then starts evacuating and rescuing people much like Bruce Wayne during Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (that takes place during Superman's fight with General Zod). Captain America then would take notice of Spider-Man's actions and turns himself in just like in the comics. Personally, I think this would be a great way to immerse the audience into the film and allow to feel the danger of the situation for themselves. More importantly, giving Spider-Man is much more critical and larger role in the film.

Well there you have it. Let me know what you think about Spider-Man's role in Captain America: Civil War.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.


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