Captain America: Civil War Writers Discuss Why Iron Man Chose Spider-Man Instead Of Daredevil

Warning: Spoilers ahead fromCaptain America: Civil War. You have been warned.

Tom Holland's Spider-Man is arguably one of the characters in Captain America: Civil War portrayed to perfection. The 19-year-old British actor impressed not only Marvel fans with his performance, but he stunned the cast and crew of Civil War as well.

In the movie, Holland's Peter Parker is recruited by Iron Man to be part of his team. While Spider-Man is no doubt a great hero, there's also heroes the likes of Daredevil who could have been perfect for the job.

Well, if you're wondering why Tony Stark chose Spider-Man, Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have thought about this as well and they explained their decision in an interview with IGN. Apparently, it's more than just skills and Tony has a deeper, more desperate reason for having such a decision:

I think he has been taking tabs on the world, and he knows about this one kid. I think in some ways, there's a motivation of being accused of killing a young kid earlier in the movie to ‘maybe I can rebuild karmically some of what I've lost by helping this kid along.' And he's there and he's available, and Tony's desperate.

While they didn't exactly answer why Stark didn't choose Matt Murdock, they gave a viable explanation why Parker is perfect for Tony and it fits well with the story of Civil War.

In the movie, a woman confronts Tony following a talk in a major university, blaming him for the death of her son. Not only will this encounter influence Tony's stand on the Sokovia Accords, but it also gives him the perfect motivation for choosing Spider-Man, who he feels like is sort of his redemption for unintentionally killing the child of that woman who confronted him.

In any case, I think a faceoff between Daredevil and Spider-Man would prove the latter still more powerful anyway. Daredevil may have some sick fighting skills and intuition, but Spider-Man clearly has advantage over Murdock with firepower. I don't think Daredevil would want to leave Hell's Kitchen just to fight with Tony anyhow.

What do you think?

Captain America: Civil War is now in theaters.

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