Marvel fans, if your spidey senses have been tingling for a while, there's a reason for that.
It's been a long-held theory that "Captain America: Civil War" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" aren't Peter Parker's first appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans point to a scene from "Iron Man 2" where a little boy in an Iron Man mask stares down a robot at the Stark Expo. There's speculation that this boy may actually be a young Peter Parker.
As evidence, "Iron Man 2" was released in 2010. Since Parker is in his mid-teens in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which comes out July 7, he would've been about the right age of the kid at the time. Also, the Expo takes place in Queens, Spidey's hometown.
But is this really the future web-slinging hero?
Congrats, theorists. We asked Tom Holland, aka the real Spider-Man, if the theory is true, and he officially confirmed it. In fact, he triple-confirmed it, and he got the info straight from Marvel boss Kevin Feige.
"It is Peter Parker," said Holland.
"It is?" we asked.
"I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker," Holland said.
"No way, for sure?" we asked again.
"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," said Holland. "It's cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning."
We like it, too, Tom. After all, what's Marvel without a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?
(It's nothing. The answer is, "it's nothing.")
Besides confirming the theory, Holland chatted about what to expect from the new movie, what it was like meeting Tobey Maguire (the original Spider-Man) and, most importantly, which of them would win in a dance off.