Captain America: Civil War Director Discusses Spider-Man's Costume

"A mix of what everyone is waiting for with a little twist."


There was a noticeable absence from the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer: Spider-Man. With the character now able to appear in Marvel movies after a deal with Sony was struck, fans can expect their first look at the latest incarnation of wise-cracking wall-crawler in Civil War. Now the film's co-director has provided a few clues as to what we can expect him to look like.

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In the Civil War comic books, Spider-Man wears a costume that differs from his usual look, namely a red-and-gold armoured outfit designed by Tony Stark. While speaking to Brazilian site SuperInteressante, Anthony Russo addressed the character's costume in the movie.

"We did a lot of research and experimented with the looks of each character. We went through the same process with Spider-Man", he said, via Den of Geek. "We knew it was going to be someone young and it was very important to us because we wanted to give this essence to the character, because he is someone unique to the Marvel universe.

"Tom Holland is an amazing Spider-Man, people will love him. It was a very experimental process, placing him with the other actors, especially with Downey Jr, we had to learn as we worked. And we're very happy with the final result. We're still working on a few things, like the costume. He's not ready yet because so much will be produced with special effects.

"The film will show a mix of what everyone is waiting for, with a little twist."

In September Jon Watts, director of a subsequent standalone Spider-Man movie due in 2017, confirmed that Spidey would be a teenager in the Marvel films. "I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie. We're really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He's just 15 now," he told Empire magazine. "Tom was pretty perfect. He's very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn't already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top, the kid is Spider-Man".

Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016, while Spider-Man is due on July 28, 2017.

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