We know that when Spider-Man appears in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War, he will be an already fully formed superhero, with no origin story being recapped. But it is possible that we will be hearing about some familiar icon from the Spider-Man mythos later this summer in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.
Latino Review is reporting on a rumor that they are classifying as “unconfirmed,” that “there is ‘lots of’ talk of/references to Spider-Man and OsCorp in the current version of Ant-Man.” They then postulate that references to OsCorp, the corporation owned by Norman Osbourn, the secret identity of Spider-Man baddie the Green Goblin, could come up in a sequence of Ant-Man‘s story where bad guy Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) is trying to sell stolen shrinking technology to a number of corporations and organizations.
Now, the deal that is allowing Sony and Marvel to share the Spider-Man wasn’t announced until two months after Ant-Man wrapped shooting. However, Ant-Man Payton Reed director did tell EW in April that “We are going to do a little bit of additional photography… It’s minor stuff.” Might some of that “minor stuff” include references to Spider-Man? We’ll find out in about six weeks when Ant-Man hits theaters on July 17.