It’s been reported that Captain America: Civil War has to be screened by Sony Pictures executives via an approval process for the usage of their Spider-Man character, according to Heroic Hollywood. Apparently, notes need to be given and a signing-off process for the portrayal of their character is necessary to move their Spider-Man character forward. Specifics weren’t given, but Heroic Hollywood found the idea that Sony needing to “sign off” on the usage of the character to be quite comedic.
“So I find it quite HILARIOUS, when according to sources, executives from Sony have to screen Captain America: Civil War so they can ‘give their notes’ and ‘sign off’ on the portrayal of Spider-Man in the movie. Seriously? Are you kidding me? I was in stitches when I was told that. When I told other sources that, they cracked up as well. I felt like a Comedian on the Sunset Strip doing a bit.”
— Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) December 9, 2015
The Captain America sequel rumors have been flying around about Spider-Man as of late, and with Heart of the Sea’s Tom Holland playing the web-slinging young wisecracker, speculation about what his costume may look like. The look of the character may also be part of Sony’s approval process.
One of the directors of the Russo brother duo gave his take in talking about the character’s presence in the comic book movie. Not only did he confirm he was to be in the film, but he fielded questions about the web-slinging suit’s appearance, according to Comic Book Movie.
Though present in the Marvel Civil War event in the comic series, the only Spider-Man costume that is a definite is the classic blue-and-white ensemble with which we’re all familiar, according to Entertainment Weekly, and rumors have been going around that he may be wearing additional suits on top of the commonly recognized one. Russo was asked directly about the Iron Spider suit in the movie, and his response was put “coyly.”
“The film will show a mix of what everyone is waiting for… with a little twist. So yeah, that’s all I can say.”
Anthony Russo continued on in the interview, citing it was a” very experimental process” delving into each character regarding the costume. Also, it seemed apparent that Holland, being the young actor he is, looks to be envisioned by the crew to take on that “essence” of youth through the creative process and experimentation — some of which involved putting the Heart of the Sea actor with the likes of Robert Downey, Jr. and other actors.
“He’s not ready yet because so much will be produced with special effects.”
So we have a “mix” when it comes to the fan’s expectations, and then a “twist.” There’s also a mention of special effects when regarding the costume, so one can only speculate from there.
The Marvel Studios Civil War film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, is coming out next year. Anthony was emphasizing at the São Paulo Comic Con in Brazil that Spider-Man would indeed be essential to the project, and that if Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige didn’t “work his magic with Sony Pictures,” there would be no alternative option. Assurance was given that this third, Holland version of Spider-Man is something fans should, indeed, enjoy.
Even director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn saw the costume for Spider-Man recently and, on a Facebook chat session, gave his opinion on the suit, via the Nerd Reactor, and said the outfit “looks awesome.” Director Gunn is currently working on his film in Atlanta, Georgia, the same location of scene locations in the next year’s Captain America sequel.
— GameSpot (@gamespot) December 9, 2015
Spider-Man is said to be Captain America: Civil War’s contribution to comic relief, along with Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd. It was said, according to the Inquisitr, to lighten the mood in a dreary story involving the conflict when taking sides between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. There are some similarities to the Marvel Civil War story in the publication where the Superhuman Registration Act is requiring those with abilities to register with the government and to reveal their identities.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters come May 6, 2016, so which side will you be rooting for, and what Spider-Man costume are you hoping that Mr. Tom Holland would be wearing?
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