Captain America: Civil War is set to release in theaters on May 6, 2016. Civil War is the third installment of Marvel Studios' Captain America movie series. The cast includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillow, and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo. Other rumor cast members are Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Paul Bethany as Vision, and Don Cheadle as War Machine. Spider-Man is also rumored to make an appearance, and that appearance is what sets up this article.
As most anyone who knows about the Civil War story line knows that the government creates the Superhero Registration Act, which says that all superhuman on earth must reveal their identity and sign up to work for the government and SHIELD. Steve Rogers, Captain America, feels that this act is unconstitutional and violates people's rights to keep their identities secret. However, Tony Stark, Iron Man, is on board with the act and promotes that his fellow supers follow that act peacefully. This causes all supers to choose a side, either pro-registration or anti-registration. Fighting breaks out among the supers that eventually leads to the death of a very important Marvel character.
My theory is that instead of a group of young superheroes causing mass destruction and death while fighting crime, which leads to the Superhero Registration Act, it will be Spider-Man. In the comics, Spider-Man is put in a critical position, because he is torn between Iron Man and Captain America. He also reveals his identity to the public in the comics, but seeing as Spider-Man has still yet to be introduced into the MCU, it is unlikely that if he does appear in Captain America: Civil War, if it is the first movie that he appears in. I find it more likely that if he does show up in Civil War, he will not reveal his identity, at least until the solo Spider-Man movie in 2017.
With the rumors that Captain America will be a mentor to Spider-Man in Civil War, if Spider-Man does appear, I think that Spider-Man causing the registration act would be a great idea. If Spider-Man did cause mass destruction and death, then that would be great reason for Captain America to take him under his wings and guide him on how to be the hero that he has the potential to become. This would also create a great way for Spider-Man to be caught in between Cap' and Iron Man, because Iron Man could want Spider-Man for himself.
I don't; know if Spider-Man will be showing up in Civil War or not, but I think that it would be awesome. On the other hand, maybe Marvel Studios should leave Spider-Man out of the movies until his solo film.
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016. The Spider-Man solo movie is set July 28, 2017.