Tom Holland Confirms That Peter Parker Was Secretly In 'Iron Man 2'

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Everyone was very excited when Captain America Civil War came out. Not only it was a great film, but the world’s second favourite superhero (after Batman, who comes first) would be joining the fray (that’s from a poll, by the way, I’m not being a contrary dick – I actually prefer Spider-Man).

Spider-Man will be getting his own standalone film in the MCU come July but, as Tom Holland and Kevin Feige have it, that will be the third time Peter Parker would have shown up in the franchise.

In 2010, two years before the Avengers and six years before Civil War, during Iron Man and War Machine’s fight with a bunch of evil robots controlled by Whiplash in Iron Man 2, a little boy in an Iron Man mask faced off with one of the robots, only to be quickly saved by Tony Stark.

There was a popular fan theory that this kid was Peter Parker, pre-Spider-Man (obviously), and that’s just been confirmed by Tom Holland.

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.

To be honest, that was probably something Marvel only just decided on because they thought it would be cool and it would bring some much needed good press to the widely panned Iron Man 2 but hey-ho, still pretty cool.

Having said all of that, if that was something that the Marvel executives had decided on when they filmed it, they must have been very annoyed two years later when Sony released the Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man films… either that or they were certain it was going to fail.

Presumably since Tom Holland didn’t know anything about that until “20 minutes ago”, it’s not referenced in Spider-Man Homecoming which is a shame.

Could happen later though?

Image via Marvel

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