The trailer has dropped and we are all eagerly anticipating for the ‘Civil War’, but we’re still wondering why the hell our friendly neighbor Spider-Man is nowhere to be found in any of the marketing materials.
Well, it looks like the answer to that might have just been revealed.
In a recent Q&A with Collider, Joe and Anthony Russo were asked that question and they responded with this:
“Good old fashioned studio politics – in this instance, between Marvel and Sony – are the reason we haven’t yet seen Tom Holland suited up.”
That’s right fellas. Politics is the game and secrecy is its name.
“Part of the reasons of what was so secretive was that the deals were always lagging slightly behind how we were using the character” said the directors.
“We were always in danger of upsetting the deal—there were still sensitive issues going on between the two studios that they needed to agree on. When we were casting Tom Holland, when we were screen-testing him for the movie there was a whole very involved kind of process that was under the radar and secretive, because of the fact that it was still a sensitive business issue…The reason why I preface that is we’re still kind of in “deal zone”. The reason why we still won’t talk about [the costume] is that Marvel and Sony still have to work out what uses they have for the character, on a promotional level, on a commercial level. There’s still complications as far as that goes that involves business deals.”
Well, there’s your answer to your wishful desire right there. We really won’t be seeing Tom Holland suited up in that good ol’ red and blue suit until they really do their best to show him to us. Fingers are still crossed that we’ll get a chance to see him even before the film arrives in theaters.
“Captain America: Civil War” opens across the Philippines on April 27, 2016.