Fan theories are a common thing on the internet, and the MCU is no strange to them.
For a while, there’s been a theory that Captain America: Civil War is not Peter Parker’s first appearance, but instead, his first appearance is as the little boy saved by Tony Stark in Iron Man 2.
Since Iron Man 2 premiere back in 2010, seven years have passed, and in Spider-Man: Homecoming Peter is a teenager, meaning this theory very well could be true, as the timeline fits. Also, the place where the encounter took place, at the Stark Expo, was Queens, Spidey’s hometown.
Back then, in 2010 when the theory began, Marvel didn’t have the rights for Spider-Man, so this theory was based only in speculations and hopes. However, ever since Marvel reached a deal with Sony to share the rights with Spider-Man, things started to look brighter.
Now, thanks to an interview with Huffpost, Tom Holland has confirmed this fan theory to be true, with the support of Kevin Feige, director of Marvel Studios.
“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,” Holland said when asked if the theory was true. “It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”
So, it’s official, Spidey has been in Marvel longer than we thought, and his relationship with Iron Man has a lot more on the back than we thought.
What do you think about this news? Are you happy this fan theory was confirmed?
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to premiere July 7th.