In an interview with Italian magazine L’Uomo Vogue, Tom Holland confirmed that he will appear in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s not surprising that Marvel’s most iconic character across all mediums is to be included, though how much of a role he’ll play is still up in the air. We don’t even know if Spider-Man: Homecoming will end with Spider-Man becoming a member of the Avengers. Avengers: Infinity War will be the culmination of events building on Earth through most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the subplot involving Thanos and the Infinity Stones in the cosmic realm through the Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. The whole universe of these films is going to be involved, so Spider-Man’s inclusion makes perfect sense. The cast list is large, and preparation was already in progress before Disney’s collaboration with Sony, so maybe he’ll be shoehorned in like he was in Captain America: Civil War? The leaked cast list didn’t even include Holland, but then again it didn’t include Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, either, and that’s now been fixed, too. It’s worth noting that the original Infinity War limited series also included Spider-Man, but in a supporting role. But then again, it also included characters out-sourced by Marvel, so take that information for what it’s worth.
Another article, from Variety, has revealed that Peter Dinklage might be joining also. Some rumours are seeing him cast as George Tarleton, but it’s more likely that he’ll be someone like Uatu, who watches the whole universe (which would definitely be needed in the Infinity War scenario) or Pip Gofern, who was involved in the Infinity War limited series, and is also a servant of Thanos, as well as being partnered with Gamora. The evidence is certainly there. Despite his reputation as a villain actor, it would be interesting to see what Dinklage can do with a heroic role, and which Marvel hero he’d be in that situation. Another possible scenario – however unlikely – is that the Infinity War unlocks a gateway to the multiverse (which one of the Infinity Stones can do), which would allow Disney to use Trask, Dinklage’s X-Men: Days of Future Past character, in a franchise-uniting crossover that would finally confirm the co-existence of the different Marvel series in parallel universes, following co-operation from 20th Century Fox.
Avengers: Infinity War is due to be released on 27th April 2018.