Spider-Man will make his debut in the upcoming Captain America film, which has been titled Civil War. The web-slinger will be played by 19-year-old British actor Tom Holland, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Sony Pictures had previously agreed to lend Spider-Man as a supporting character in a license-sharing deal announced in February, as reported by Yahoo.com. The release date of the film is May 6, 2016. Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, confirmed Spider-Man’s inclusion in the Civil War film to EW.com.
Fans had previously guessed that Spider-Man would be part of the film because of his role in the Civil War comic series by Mark Millar. The licensing deal permits Marvel to use Spider-Man in its superhero ensemble films, according to EW.com. Sony and Marvel are teaming up to produce a Spider-Man reboot with Tom, with the first film set to be released by Sony in July 2017 and directed by Jon Watts.
Captain America: Civil War, which is the third film in the franchise, also stars: Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson; Hawkeye, played Jeremy Renner; Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen; Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie; Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan; and Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd. Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, will not be part of this film, EW.com reports. The Hulk will be included in Thor: Ragnarok, set to be released in November 2017.