Say It Ain’t So: Spidey To Fight Cap In CIVIL WAR

That's the latest rumor.

The D23 footage of Captain America: Civil War seemed to at least partially firm up the sides in the brewing conflict. We saw footage of Captain America running with his posse, which was made up of Bucky, Falcon, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man. We saw Hawkeye fighting Black Widow, which confirms that she's on the other team, and if we look at the rest of the super people in the movie we realize Iron Man's side has Widow, War Machine, The Vision, Black Panther and Spider-Man. That's just math: six against six.

I have a lot of problems with how the comic book Civil War played out, including Spidey's decision to unmask, but in the context of the movies and of Peter Parker as a newbie Spider-Man, joining Stark's side makes a lot of sense. Peter Parker, science nerd, almost certainly looks up to Tony Stark in a major way. And since this battle is over international oversight - not something that probably worries Forest Hills' own Puny Parker - I can see him taking Stark's side... at least for a little while. 

Which means Spidey is on the 'bad' team! And which means, according to Heroic Hollywood, he's going to be actually trading blows with none other than Captain America himself. On a sheer power level Spider-Man is more than a match for Cap - Spidey can lift ten tons, and one really hard punch from him could shatter Cap's skull - but Steve Rogers is a better fighter and strategic thinker. I'll be curious to see how this battle plays itself out onscreen, and you simply know part of it will be Spidey webbing Cap's shield away... or maybe to his arm! That would be a great inexperienced Spider-Man move, webbing it to Cap's arm so that it can't be thrown, but not thinking ahead that he has now attached a huge weapon to his foe. 

This, by the way, is not the Spider-Man fight scene I have heard amazing things about. This is going to be a really cool movie. 

One last by the way: a site is reporting that reaction to the D23 footage has convinced Marvel to add shooting days to Civil War and pump up the amount of Spider-Man, bringing Tom Holland to Germany for the current shoot. That's untrue. I've been telling you for a while that there's more Spidey than you think in this movie, but more than that, Tom Holland flew to Germany on Friday, the day before the D23 presentation. Just check his Instagram if you don't believe me. And here's an Instagram of Holland in Germany on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the D23 presentation. There's literally no way that Marvel could have made this happen so quickly.