Team Iron Man is One Spider-Man Short in New ‘Civil War’ Posters

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. That doesn't include appearing in any of the marketing for the movie.


Just like clockwork, we have some new posters for Captain America: Civil War.

Yesterday we saw the first individual close-up posters for Team Cap — which included the first Avenger himself (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) — under the tagline “Divided We Fall.”

They were pretty cool, and we were all like, “Hey, why did Black Widow bail on Captain America?” Then we were all, “Aww man, where’s Black Panther?” But mostly we were just like, “Damn, dude, when are we gonna get to see the new Spider-Man?” Today, Marvel dropped the contrasting close-up posters for Team Iron Man and some of our questions have been answered.

Each of the five posters give us a solid look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Bettany as Vision, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. Together they’re Team Stark, five heroes that join up to fight Captain America against the Sokovia Accords, the government registry that regulates the actions of all superheroes. It’s what they call in the business “the plot of the movie.”

Here are the posters:

Iron Man


Black Widow


War Machine




Black Panther


Black Widow is there mostly because she started out as an ally to Tony Stark, and we get our first unmasked look at Black Panther (yep, that looks like Chadwick Boseman, alright). But if you’re into the whole math thing you might have realized that Team Cap had six posters where Team Iron Man only has five. Six-on-five is uneven and unfair, but could the remaining member of Team Iron Man end up being actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?

Marvel has been 100 percent coy about their version of Spider-Man, and with a new trailer rumored to drop this week, they might be waiting to show him in all his web-slinging glory instead of looking vaguely angry in a profile poster.

Here’s hoping we get our Spider-Man fix soon, but in the meantime check out the synopsis for Civil War:

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps — one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

We’ll eventually get to see Spider-Man when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.