Fans awaiting the first appearance of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be frustrated that the web-slinging hero is nowhere to be seen in the latest promos for “Captain America: Civil War”.
However, the creative genius that is IGN has found a way to ease this frustration. The temporary solution comes in the form of a trailer mashup where Spider-Man is strategically inserted in the Super Bowl trailer for “Captain America: Civil War”. The trailer mashup is rather short — it only runs at 45 seconds — but it offers everyone a good look of how Spider-Man will fit in into the upcoming film.
The video starts with the chant saying “united we stand, divided we fall” and follows a shot of Captain America (Chris Evans) approaching something. While the original trailer shows a longer footage of Cap, the trailer mashup by IGN shows Spider-Man slinging upside down a hole from the roof. The video also offers a shot of Spidey web-slinging in city buildings.
However, what brings the video home is when Spider-Man shows up behind Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) as he tells Cap and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) that they chose the wrong side.
Inserting Spider-Man in the short footage also evens out the two sides in that face-off scene between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man.
To witness IGN’s creative video-editing prowess, you can check out the video below.
Meanwhile, Melty emphasises that it has not been announced whether Spider-Man will be Team Cap or Team Iron Man, but the trailer mashup clearly places him as siding with Iron Man.
It has been reported that aside from increasing hype in the new Spider-Man’s (Tom Holland) debut, another reason why the character is not shown in any promotional materials is that Marvel and Sony still need to sort out technical aspects of the character.
For now, all the fans can do is wait until “Captain America: Civil War” hits theatres on May 6, 2016. Fans can also marvel at the fact that the untitled “Spider-Man” solo film will debut earlier than expected, on July 7, 2017.