Is Captain America In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'? His Trailer Cameo Has Fans Talking
By now, you've probably already seen the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel's upcoming reboot of Spider-Man. The trailer, which was revealed Monday night at CinemaCon before being released publicly Tuesday morning, gives us a good look at all of the action we have to look forward to in the film, as well as a few familiar faces we'll be seeing. So far, we know that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, and act as a mentor to Tom Holland's young Peter Parker. Marisa Tomei will appear as Aunt May, and Michael Keaton is taking on the villainous role of Vulture. But, if you look closely enough at the trailer, you'll spot a (very brief) appearance by Captain America, whose film, Captain America: Civil War, introduced the two superheroes last year.
It appears that Captain America will have a brief cameo set in the Midtown High School gym during Peter's physical education class. The teacher is showing the students a video of "Captain America's Fitness Challenge" when Peter's friend Ned asks him if he's met the superhero. Peter jokingly responds with a reminder that he stole Steve's shield, recalling his appearance in Civil War.
It still isn't clear if Chris Evans will appear at any other point in the film, as more details are to come, but if it does happen it should be pretty interesting. We all know that Cap and Iron Man didn't exactly end on the best of terms during their last appearance together. As noted by Comicbook, Peter's comment about the shield proves that Spider-Man: Homecoming will clearly take place after the events of Civil War. That means that the video being shown in his class is likely dated, and Captain America and his team are still wanted fugitives after last year's film.
At this point, only time will tell if we should expect anything else to come of his cameo. Spider-Man: Homecoming will creep into theaters on July 7.