Russo brothers give a bit of info on Spider-Man’s involvement in Captain America: Civil War

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It was a huge deal when it was announced that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans have been excited to know what kind of role he’ll be playing in his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. The last recent Spider-Man rumor involved a Spider-Man hoodie design hinting at the final design of the movie’s outfit. However, Collider has debunked that rumor.

Joe Russo, one/half of the directors for Captain America: Civil War, has said that Captain America’s journey is fueled more by emotion than politics (via mcu.TheRealStanLee.com):

“Captain America is a character who has suffered great loss. The journey that he goes on through Winter Soldier and Civil War is a journey back to himself and trying to decide whether or not his allegiance should be to himself and to the things that he holds dear, or whether it should still be to the patriotic duty that he signed up for all those years ago. And whether he can still treat it with the same reverence that he did when he signed up. So, it’s a very emotional journey for the character and it is his movie.”

What about Spider-Man’s role in the film?

“Spider-Man enters the movie after the Avengers sort of pick sides. He’s doesn’t have a huge investment politically, but he develops a very personal relationship while he picks his side. I won’t talk about the personal relationship he develops, but it’s very interesting. One of the most special parts of the movie.”

Russo revealed how secondary Avengers will become primary Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War during a panel at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con:

“Everything is finite, right? Nothing can last forever. It’s cyclical. Some new Avengers in phase 4 are going to become prominent and then maybe some Avengers might not be around anymore. So, we’ll see how all this plays out but you have to treat every character with respect. I think it’s interesting that if you’ve seen four or five movies with the lead character having an arc, I want to see some storytelling from some of the secondary characters. We’re focusing on that right now with Infinity War while we’re breaking into those movies, is which characters can we pull to the forefront who potentially haven’t had their own ‘A’ story arc to this point. I think you’ll see that the supporting Avengers are going to become primary Avengers.”

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016, and Avengers: Infinity War Part I hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

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