spider-man footage

In a few days, audiences will greet the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). A few years ago another reboot of the character didn’t sound particularly appealing, especially after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but when Marvel and Sony joined forces to get the character back on track, things started looking up for the teenage hero. After seeing Spidey in action during Captain America: Civil War, now another Spider-Man reboot doesn’t sound half-bad.

When we spoke with Captain America: Civil War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they discussed the experience of waiting to hear if Spider-Man would have a role in the film, and how that impacted their work. Read what they said about the new Spider-Man below.

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Captain America Civil War Credits Scene

Just to cover our bases, we want you to know there are spoilers for Captain America: Civil War credits scenes after the jump.

As any fan of Marvel Studios movies knows, it’s become customary for their comic book movies to have two credits scenes. One usually happens after a stylish end credits sequence, and another happens after all the rest of the credits have rolled. That hasn’t always been the case (Avengers: Age of Ultron and Incredible Hulk both lacked a second credits scene), but fans are certainly expecting it, and they usually don’t take any chances, sticking around until the credits are truly over.

In the case of Captain America: Civil War, critics and audiences lucky enough to catch advance screenings earlier this month have already seen one of the credits scenes, specifically the one that happens in the middle of the credits. Those screenings did not have a second sequence after the credits though. In the past, Marvel has held it back for the actual theatrical release of the movie. However, Captain America: Civil War is already playing overseas, and a second credits sequence is playing with those screenings, which means details have made their way online.

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It was big news when Sony and Marvel announced they’d worked out a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the word on Captain America: Civil War is that the new Spidey, played by Tom Holland, gets off to a fantastic start. But Civil War is a movie released by Marvel Studios. Holland’s first solo outing, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is being distributed by Sony. So who really holds Spider-Man’s future in their hands?

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For many months, the worst kept secret in Hollywood was that Captain America: Civil War featured the new Spider-Man. He was never mentioned in press releases. He didn’t show up in the first trailer. Heck, the production somehow managed to keep the paparazzi at bay and not even one single blurry set photo made its way online. So when Tom Holland‘s Spidey popped up for quick hello in the latest preview, it was a genuine (and pleasant) surprise. Sure, everyone knew he was coming, but the grand reveal managed to arrive intact. Marvel and Disney played the long game with this one, distracting us with the dozen other heroes in the movie, and they came out on top.

But now that the cat is out of the bag, the marketing can play a little fast and loose with the Spider-Man material, which is why a brand new TV spot is apparently allowed to showcase additional footage of the webslinger in action.

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