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Robert Downey Jr on Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War

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Robert Downey Jr talks about the new generation of heroes in the Marvel cinematic universe…

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Co. will be returning next year in Captain America: Civil War, which is being touted as “Avengers: 2.5” as the film takes a drastic turn, causing a divide between the Marvel superheroes and causing them to pick sides and fight one another.

The film is so big that it’s introducing a few new faces to the Marvel gallery, including Tom Holland as Spider-Man, and Downey Jr has been chatting about the injection of youth and more high-profile superheroes into the cinematic universe.

Chatting to EW, Downey Jr said that “Cheadle and I are just going ‘wow, dude, look at this'” when they say Holland’s Spider-Man. “We’re now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon]. But we’re also looking around like ‘who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man…?’ I mean it’s like wow, this thing is just crazy.”

We already know that Chadwick Boseman will be debuting his Black Panther in the film. But now effectively comes the confirmation that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will definitely be in the movie too.

Evans added that Marvel “sometimes they shoot things and then don’t use them,” but it’d be fair to say that the cat is pretty much out of the proverbial bag here.

Picking up after the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War lands in cinemas in April 2016. 

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