Spider-Man's (Tom Holland) upcoming cameo in Captain America: Civil War isn't the only time the character will team up with Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. While fans gear up for the release of Civil War, Downey is set to appear alongside the web-slinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming. What can fans expect to unfold in the latest Spider-Man reboot?
According to E! Online, the new movie will center on Tony Stark's relationship with Peter Parker. The storyline revolves around Parker's attempts to discover his identity while finding his place in the world. Production for Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to begin sometime in June, while the film is scheduled for release next summer.
The teaming up of Iron Man and Spider-Man marks an attempt to revitalize the Spider-Man franchise. In recent years, Sony has struggled to get the character noticed amongst the plethora of superhero films being released. Until now, Marvel has been unable to incorporate Spider-Man into its massive cinematic universe, because Sony held the exclusive rights.
However, that all changed last year when Marvel and Sony agreed to a deal. Marvel then hired Holland to portray the new Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. While Holland and Downey are joining forces in Spider-Man's standalone film, it's unknown if Downey will appear in future installments.
Meanwhile, Cinema Blend is reporting that fans will get a first look at Holland in action when Civil War hits theaters next month. Considering Spider-Man's relationship with Iron Man, he'll likely side with Stark in the conflict against Captain America (Chris Evans).
Recently, Downey hilariously confirmed that Thor is not going to be a part of the action. In a post to Twitter, Downey uploaded a GIF of Hemsworth fumbling Thor's famous hammer. "This is why he wasn't invited to Civil War," Downey wrote in the post.
The GIF is a blooper from the very first Avengers film, when Hemsworth was still relatively new to the character. Thankfully, his hammer-wielding skills have improved a lot since then.
As fans are aware, Thor's exclusion from the film is because the character is out searching for information about the Infinity Stones. The stones have been included in the past Avengers films and are a major part of the story in the upcoming Infinity Wars. At the same time, Thor's mission will likely tie in with the character's next film, Thor: Ragnarok.
That being said, it will be interesting to see how Spider-Man plays into the storyline in Civil War. Whether or not he actually joins the fight is yet to be seen.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to open in theaters on July 7, 2017, while Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6.
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