Captain America: Civil War Directors Talk Making Spider-Man Contemporary In The Film

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Captain America: Civil War will be the first film to introduce Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film's co-directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, took part in an interview in which the former discussed how they went about making the ol'webhead fresh again in a modern world.

"It was very important for us, we go young with the character," Anthony explained, "because what we love about Spider-Man is that he's a high school student. That's part of his vulnerability. And it is what makes him special in the Marvel universe. It's very unique. So we wanted to play with that aspect of the character. When we were thinking it about it, we wanted to say, 'Who is Spider-Man today?' Sometimes when you get interpretations of Spider-Man they are very nostalgic, the origins of the character. Sometimes there is an old-fashion patina to the tone of who Spider-Man is. We wanted to think about: Who is Spider-Man today? If he lived in Queens today: what would his life be like? What's the texture of his life like? What's the texture of his relationship with his Aunt [May] like, who he lives with. How can we make the relationship and the character very contemporary? That was our goal with the character. While also making him very young and true to his high school nature."

Listen to their comments in the video below.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May.

Tom Holland's Spider-Man/Peter Parker will debut in Captain America: Civil War, which will arrive on May 6, 2016. He'll then star in the Jon Watts-directed solo Spider-Man movie to be released on July 28, 2017.