Way before Spider-Man: Homecoming, even before Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man guested in a Marvel Cinematic movie! OK, it’s a bit of fun, but a fan theory had it that the young boy showing his allegiance to Tony Stark by standing up to Justin Hammer’s drones in 2010’s Iron Man 2 (below) was Peter Parker.
During the press junkets for Homecoming, Tom Holland ‘confirmed’ the theory in an interview with the Huffington Post: “It is Peter Parker,” sais Holland. “I can confirm that that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”
Of course, the movie appeared before Sony and Marvel struck the deal that allowed its licensed web-spinner to swing into the world of Avengers movies, but we choose to believe it.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).
Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in cinemas from July 7.