Spider-Man's role in Captain America: Civil War revealed... sort of

One of the many, many reasons to be excited about the upcoming Captain America: Civil War is the introduction of Tom Holland's brand new Spider-Man, and so far Marvel have done well to not reveal so much as an image of the popular hero. That's a strategy that will probably continue right up until release, but some new tidbits of information have emerged online.

The news comes courtesy of Empire Magazine, who report that Spider-Man "comes in after the battle lines have been drawn and forms a relationship with one character who the Russos, for now, won't identify". Joe Russo adds that "Tom's unbelievable. We're very excited to present our version of Spider-Man to the world."

If it's anything like the comic upon which the film is based, it's a safe bet to assume that the person who Peter Parker forms a relationship with is Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. However, Avengers: Age of Ultron is proof that Marvel don't always follow the path laid out in their comic books, and changing the Spidey/Iron Man alliance could lead to interesting results. Here's hoping the webhead chooses the right side...

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US.

Images: Marvel Comics

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.