With Spider-Man now existing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are plenty of opportunities for him to interact with other superheroes. Tony Stark will appear in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but could we see Captain America?
Chris Evans and Tom Holland have displayed interest in the crossover, and at the end of the day, this is Marvel. Take a look below as we compare the positives and negatives of Cap appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Why Captain America Should Appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man was a key highlight in Captain America: Civil War. The interplay Spidey has with each character is a unique experience. With the dialogue between him and Cap being a personal favourite. It looks like the cinematic Spider-Man will look to Tony Stark for advice, but it would be great to see Peter look elsewhere when questioning his morality.
The MCU introduced Spider-Man as an enemy to Cap. The communication between them was fun, but at the end of the day, they were still fighting. For the MCU to move forward, it is important for these characters to get on the same page. We want our heroes to fight alongside one another, not against each other.
The Civil War still needs a resolution. Spider-Man: Homecoming could bring Tony Stark and Cap onto the same team. With Infinity War coming up it’s important for these characters to stick together, and fight side by side. It can’t be easy to win a war when you’re butting heads.
Why Captain America Shouldn’t Appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming>
If Age of Ultron taught us anything it’s that there truly can be too many heroes. Marvel tried to balance all of their characters, resulting in what can only be described as a messy and distracting experience. It is important for Marvel to focus on what is important in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is Spider-Man. Tony Stark is OK, but if Cap joins the film, it could take away from what the film should be about.
If the movie can find a way to naturally have Cap appear it could work well. If Chris Evans feels crammed in and unnecessary it could ruin the first experience of this new Spider-Man, and waste a movie on Evans’ contract.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theatres on July 7, 2017.