Here's How Spider-Man Enters The MCU in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
You clicked on this article, so I'll assume you're OK with potential spoilers for Captain America: Civil War moving forward. If you are not, turn back now.
There's been a lot of talk about Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, but Kevin Feige, The Russo Brothers, and the rest of the team have done a pretty good job of keeping a tight lid on the actual specifics of what happens with the character in the movie. I've heard rumors at various points that Spidey fights Iron Man in the movie, and then later I heard that Spidey actually ends up fighting Captain America instead. If this new report from Geek.com is true, then he's probably not going to face off against Tony Stark, because Stark plays a key role in Peter Parker's introduction into the MCU.
Our source told us is that Tony goes to Peter Parker specifically to recruit him, and to seal the deal, offers him an advanced Spider-suit to fight in — an upgrade from whatever 15-year-old Peter was previously slinging around in. But why would Peter even consider such an offer? “Peter started becoming Spidey because he grew up and idolized Tony,” our source revealed. Since Iron Man takes place 10 years before we meet Peter in Civil War, where Peter is 15, that means Peter was five-years-old when Tony broke onto the scene in the original Iron Man, likely dominating the news as Peter grew into a teenager. If the guy you admire and look up to suddenly shows up on your balcony with a sweet piece of tech and says, “hey, let’s be bros,” are you going to turn him down?
Having Peter look up to Tony makes sense, considering they're both science geniuses. Civil War taking place ten years after Iron Man doesn't exactly align with Marvel's stance of having roughly the same amount of time take place between movies as elapses in the real world, but I suppose it doesn't really matter that much.
There's a lot of speculation in the rest of the article about exactly what version of Spider-Man's suit we're going to see in the movie, and all signs so far point to there being multiple Spidey costumes, ranging from a homemade look to Tony's advanced model to a more traditional costume, but that aspect still hasn't been confirmed yet, so we'll have to wait to see if Marvel decide to unveil their new web-slinger to the world in a trailer (which seems like it would be a good idea, to drive more interest from average viewers who don't follow news like this and don't have a clue Spider-Man is going to be in the movie), or if they'll hold it all back until we actually see the movie itself. I'd prefer the latter just for the experience of seeing it in a theater first, but I sort of doubt that'll happen.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th.