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Captain America directors may have revealed first look at the new Spider-Man

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

A Twitter account that (convincingly) purports to belong to the Russo Brothers has been tweeting some cryptic closeups.

Here's the reason why an unverified Twitter account with some strange pictures of bullet holes and stencil sweaters is making news: it's all about who its earliest followers are. By the time the account was discovered by the blog Birth Movies Death, it had a mere 31 followers. But among those are:

  • Jason B. Stamey, regularly credited in Marvel's casting department
  • Andrew Stamm, a production assistant on Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War
  • Ryan Stankevitch, VP of global marketing for Disney. Stankevitch was the fifth person to follow the account

Needless to say, that's not a very likely confluence of early followers for a fake account with the name of the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War. Unless it's not fake.

The account has done nothing but tweet pictures, mostly close ups, that are as mysterious as they are interesting. Filming for Civil War is well under way in Atlanta, so if these are props from the shoot, it's not like they wouldn't be lying around on set, ripe for the sort of documentation that'll whet fan appetites.

Here's a fancy chair of some sort:

A close up of a plaque or sign that may say "The Sokovia Accords," which were name-dropped in a post-credits scene in Ant-Man as a reason why Tony Stark was unavailable.

Some sort of strange lens thing:

And, of course, the picture that everybody's pouring over: what appears to be the surface of a red and black costume, the colors of the original Spider-Man costume.

Or it could be a basketball or something. Only time will tell!

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