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A big clue about Spider-Man’s allegiances in Captain America: Civil War

Tom Holland attends the Call of Duty Black Ops III launch at One Mayfair on November 5, 2015, in London, England.
Tom Holland attends the Call of Duty Black Ops III launch at One Mayfair on November 5, 2015, in London, England.
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Last week, Marvel gave us a glimpse of Captain America: Civil War with the release of the movie's first official trailer — a big, bold tease featuring a gasp-inducing fight scene that will stick in fans' minds until the movie comes out in May. But it wasn't the only Civil War news that broke.

Lost in the shuffle of the trailer and the impending Thanksgiving weekend was an interview in which Tom Holland, the actor who will play Spider-Man in Civil War, may have revealed Spider-Man's allegiances in the film.

"I think one of the most interesting things about Peter Parker for us is that he’s the only person in the MCU now that has a secret identity, so we all know who everyone else is. I think it’s quite interesting to go back to that hiding behind a mask," Holland told the website SuperheroHype.

Holland brings up an interesting point in calling attention to the fact that Peter Parker not only has a secret identity but would also probably like to keep it that way. It signals that the character might oppose a superhero registration act, a major plot point in the comic book source material for Civil War. The registration act (taking the form of the "Sokovia Accords") appeared very briefly in the trailer.

Ultimately, from what Holland said, it seems that Spider-Man will side with Captain America in Civil War, joining the likes of Hawkeye, who, as we learned in Avengers: Age of Ultron, has kept and wants to keep his family secret.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.