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Tom Holland Confirms Wild Spider-Man Fan Theory

According to Tom Holland, Peter Parker actually entered the MCU way before the events of Captain America: Civil War. The Spider-Man: Homecoming star made the big reveal in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, confirming the fan theory that says that a young Peter appeared in iron Man 2.

The scene in question in the 2010 film, which you can watch at the top of this article, features a young boy in an Iron Man mask facing off with a killer robot. The kid, unafraid, looks the robot in the face and raises his hand like he's about to attack, causing the robot to point his gun at him– and Tony to come in and save the day. "Nice work kid," he says.

Some have theorized that the kid was Peter Parker, with the age fitting and with the scene taking place in Peter's hometown of Queens. However, until now, it has seemed unrealistic. Iron Man 2 came out years before the idea to bring Peter into the MCU seemed even a remote possibility, so it would have required a crazy amount of foresight on Marvel's part to drop the Easter egg in there. Of course, this is Marvel, and foresight is their speciality. 

"I can confirm that as of today," Holland said when asked about the theory. "I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only minutes ago. Maybe I've just done a big old spoiler, but it's out there now. It's cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning."

Peter's relationship with Tony will take a big leap from his childhood rescuer in Homecoming, which will feature Tony as Peter's new mentor getting the young hero acclimated back to regular life after his trip out with the Avengers. The film also stars Jon Favreau, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, and Donald Glover; Jon Watts directs based on a script from Watts, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers. The movie is due out July 7. While we wait, see how Holland got ripped to play the big screen superhero