Spider-Man: Homecoming - Did you know Peter Parker made his MCU debut with Iron Man 2?

FP Staff

Jun,28 2017 13:24:15 IST

Tom Holland has just confirmed the long-held fan theory about how a young Peter Parker made his first appearance (a sort of secret cameo) in the Iron Man 2 film.

A still from Captain America: Civil War. Image courtesy: Facebook.

A still from Captain America: Civil War. Image courtesy: Facebook.

The superhero's short appearance in the 2010 film has been a popular theory among comic book fans ever since the film was released.

Parker's cameo is thought to come at the moment a young boy in an Iron Man mask stands up to a Hammer drone at the Stark Expo – only to be saved by the titular superhero seconds later, with Iron Man then telling him, "Nice work, kid."

Tom Holland revealed this piece of news in an interview with HuffPost. "I can confirm that as of today," the Spider-Man: Homecoming star said, adding, "I literally had a conversation with [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. And he loves Tony Stark. 'Oh, what about after the Avengers battle, who would clean that stuff up?' Because they mention damage control at one point in the movie. So it’s this thing where, because it’s not completely figured out, that you can just go back and basically write fan fiction for those movies, then the fan fiction becomes reality."

The damage control reference (which is also the name of a Marvel comic) became a part of Michael Keaton’s Vulture, who was a member of the clean-up crew for the battle in New York before turning to a life of crime.

See Peter’s real debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Iron Man 2 clip below:

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 13:26 PM