Were you among the millions of fanboys who splooged in their jeans when they got their first glimpse of Spider-Man in the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer? Well, have I got a story for you. Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently chatted with Forbes (link below) about all things Spidey, as well as a tease for the post-credits sequence that's sure to feature Thanos flushing a toilet or doing something else thoroughly useless.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Spider-Man costume as well, a mixed reaction. What is your response to that?
JR: The design of the costume is what it is. That’s the design that we love, it’s the design that Kevin Feige loves and so on. He’s a very popular character so it’s always going to be controversial, people are always going to love or hate what you do with him, but all we can do is make sure that we love it, that we are true to ourselves and true to how we feel about the character and then hope that everybody else digs it.
AR: Part of issue is that we gave such a small impression of the character in that trailer, it’s something of a Rorschach test where people can pour as much of their Spidey anxieties out but when they see the movie they are going to get a very big picture of a very complete character that they have never seen before. It’s kind of hard to react to people’s reactions but they will change radically when they see the movie.
JR: And there is still effects work that needs to be done on it.
Okay, now for the most disheartening news. When asked if Spidey's costume was going to change as the films go along—the way virtually everyone else's does—Joe Russo said something a little upsetting...
JR: We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires. I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?
Does Spidey need an "extreme" costume? What is he, Poochie?
As for that post-credits sequence, what can we expect to see there?
What about a post credit sequence? Will there be one on Captain America: Civil War and will Doctor Strange be in it?
JR: We can’t say who is going to be in it but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.
Great, thanks for the info, guys! See you all in May!