Marvel/Disney has gone out of it’s way to keep things hush-hush about the degree of Spider-Man’s involvement in the movie, and for a long time it was really only speculation that he even was in fact in the film. Teases were dropped by Robert Downey Jr. and others but until James Gunn revealed that he had actually seen the Captain America threequel and that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man “amazing” and “off the charts awesome” his appearance was only a rumor.
After the newest concept art for the movie that was released still failed to have any sign of the other hero to don red and blue, it really looked like we weren’t going to be shown even a quick pic or snippit of video of Marvel’s take on Spidey.
However, a new set of Captain America: Civil War clothing showed up on Merchoid.com a few days ago. And, low and behold, smack dab in between and “Cap/Iron Man Split-Faced T-Shirt” and a super-sick set of “Captain America: All Over Shield Print Leggings” is a big ol’… question mark. That’s right, but it’s the description of “Spider-Man Premium Hoodie Pre-Order” that’s pretty exciting, as it’s the first news of any merchandise of Spidey-related anything for Civil War!
Granted, there’s also the disclaimer that it won’t ship until July 31st, 2016, which in and of itself is a bit odd, considering the movie will have already been out for over two and a half months. But then we get to the other note from the vendor:
“Ok, so here’s the deal: we have photos of the Spider-man hoodie coming very soon. We really, REALLY want to show it to you now, but we’re not allowed to just yet. Make sure you check back on the 15th January for your very first look!”
Does this mean that this coming Friday we might finally get some idea of what Spidey might look like? While we don’t yet know exactly what the hoodie is going to have on it (will it be a new, Marvel Studios designed Spider-Man logo? Or might we actually get a glipse of what the character looks like?), if they are telling us the truth, at least we’ll be seeing something.
Tom Holland will debut as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War when it hits theaters on May 6th, 2016, while the new Spider-Man movie drops on July 28, 2017.