Yes, you read that headline correctly. A full six year before his supposed Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man actually appeared briefly in 2010's Iron Man 2.
This shocking revelation came from current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, who confirmed to Huffington Post that the young boy rescued by Tony Stark in Iron Man 2 is actually a young Peter Parker. We can't see the kid's face as he's wearing an Iron Man mask, but this is what Holland had to say:
"I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker...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. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning."
So there you have it. All us fans had waited years for Spider-Man to appear in the MCU, and it turns out he had already shown up right under our noses. Watch the scene below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017, with Holland reprising the role in next year's Avengers: Infinity War.
More about Thor: Ragnarok (movie)
Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer Mjolnir, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend—the Hulk—in order to return home to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarok, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok's release date is November 3rd, 2017.
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