Spider-Man Will Wear Multiple Costumes in 'Captain America: Civil War'

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo drop hints at Spidey's flip-flopping allegiance to Iron Man and Captain America.


One of the biggest treats in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War will be the introduction of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Character rights to the webslinger were sent back to the comic book giant in a deal with Sony following the failure of two Amazing Spider-Man reboots, and rumors have been floating around since mid-summer about the web-head’s inclusion and appearance in the movie.

Now, the brother-director duo of Joe and Anthony Russo may have just confirmed what Spider-Man may look like when Civil War breaks out.

Talking with Brazilian science and culture magazine Superinteressante, the pair gave hints about what suit — or suits — Spidey will be wearing. Fans of the Civil War comic book will remember that Spider-Man’s costumes usually indicate what side he’s on in the war between Captain America and Iron Man. With a little help from a Brazilian friend, the magazine asked the Russos about the rumors of two or three Spider-Man outfits, which Anthony Russo sort of deflected by saying:

“OK, we’ve researched and done a lot of experimenting in relation to all the characters. We did the same thing with Spider-Man. We knew it needed to be someone young, this was very important, because we wanted this to define his character, it’s something unique in the marvel universe. Tom Holland is an incredible Spider, the people will love him. It was a very experimental process, selecting different actors, especially with Downey Jr., we were learning along the way and we are very happy with the result. However we are still working on a few things, such as the costume/uniform. It’s not ready yet because a lot of it will be produced with the help of special effects.”

Why would the Spider-Man costume need to be produced with special effects? We’re sure Marvel wouldn’t want to duplicate DC’s embarassing Green Lantern costume kerfuffle. And a recent Entertainment Weekly article confirmed that we’d see the classic red-and-blue costume. But maybe it’s because what he’ll be wearing will be like the fully CGI Iron Man costume?

Spider-Man's 'Iron Spider' costume as seen in the comic book version of 'Civil War.'


This means one thing: We’ll get to see the Iron Spider armor in Civil War. Anthony Russo basically said as much, telling the magazine, “The film will show a mix of what everyone is waiting and a little twist.”

For the uninitiated, the Iron Spider armor was a suit built by Tony Stark for Spider-Man to wear when he sided with Iron Man before (spoilers) ultimately ditching the armor for his classic look and suiting up with Captain America.

It’s great news for fans of the comic and for Spider-Man too, since this seems to also insinuate he’ll have more than just a cameo. Though this makes us wonder how this will affect Black Panther’s prominent role in the war between Marvel’s greatest heroes.

Find out when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.