Spider-Man is going to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo think fans will be pretty happy with how the superhero turned out.
Speaking to Collider, the Russos said they spent months nailing down Tom Holland for the role, having him test first with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans to see if he mixed well with them, before having him test with the other actors involved.
Joe Russo said they always intended to have Spider-Man be a part of the movie, but didn't want to say anything because of the incredibly secret meetings Marvel was having with Sony to acquire sharing rights to the character. The director added that he has a very special role in the film that should please fans. According to his brother, Spider-Man is the only character in the film who doesn't have baggage that the rest do from the previous Avengers movies, which puts him in an interesting place.
The directors also touched upon Spider-Man's new costume, heavily influenced by the artwork of iconic artist Steve Ditko, and said that although they loved the design and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was a fan, the hero's costume would change if he was brought into future films. They did not confirm, however, whether or not Spider-Man would be included on the roster for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1. Spider-Man will get his own movie, produced by both Sony and Marvel, on July 7, 2017.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6.