Tom Holland has confirmed the long-held fan theory that Peter Parker – aka Spider-Man – had a secret cameo in Iron Man 2.
The superhero’s short appearance in the 2010 film has been a popular theory among Marvel fans ever since its release seven years ago. 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 thanking the boy by quipping: “Nice work, kid.”
Speaking to the HuffPost, current Spider-Man actor Holland confirmed the fan theory once and for all.
“I can confirm that as of today,” the Spider-Man: Homecoming star said. “I literally had a conversation with [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige only 20 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.”
While Spider-Man: Homecoming has yet to even hit cinemas, news about its sequel is already gathering – with the follow-up film set to feature a major Marvel character. It’s unlikely, however, to be Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.