Russos Talk Spidey & HYDRA In “Civil War”

Filmmaker Joe Russo has spoken a bit more about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man who makes his first appearance in “Captain America: Civil War”. The main aim with this take on the character seems to be accentuating his authenticity and youth. He tells

“We took a very personal approach to the character. We had thought back to the things that excited us about him as a character when we were younger, and one of the most important components of that was that he’s a high schooler burdened with incredible powers and responsibility.

That really differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe as opposed to other superheroes. The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that.”

Speaking a bit more about the Spider-Man character, Anthony Russo told press this week (via Youtube) that he’ll develop a relationship with one of the team:

“Spider-Man enters the movie after the Avengers sort of pick sides. He’s doesn’t have a huge investment politically, but he develops a very personal relationship while he picks his side. I won’t talk about the personal relationship he develops, but it’s very interesting. One of the most special parts of the movie.”

Anthony also confirmed that there’s no Red Hulk in ‘Civil War,’ and spoke about HYDRA’s role in the film:

“HYDRA isn’t central to the third movie as it has been in the past, like in The Winter Soldier, but the legacy of HYDRA is still there. Even though HYDRA has been sort of vanquished, so to speak, it left a legacy that is still complicating our characters’ lives. So they do have a presence in the movie, even if they’re not central to the film.”

“Captain America: Civil War will debut in cinemas on May 6th this year.