After the end-credit clip of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was dismissed as fake, all hopes of seeing Spider-Man join the Avengers team were lost.
But Robert Downey Jr. has now lifted the spirits of fans by teasing that the movie's makers are looking for someone to play "Spider-Man" in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War".
During his appearance at the "The Late Show With David Letterman", Downey, who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, was talking about the hero vs hero battle set to feature in "Captain America: Civil War". He suggested that since the movie comes under "Captain America" franchise, Chris Evan's Steven Rogers will most possibly win, before adding that Spider-Man will make an appearance.
"He may well be, yeah. I hear they're looking to cast a new Spider-Man," he said.
Now that Spider-Man's presence has been confirmed, the next big question is: who will play the incomparable, web-spewing superhero?
Fans are still not ready to let Andrew Garfield go and many have even started the campaign "#AndrewGarfieldInCivilWar" to show the creators that they will boycott "Captain America: Civil War", if the former Spider-Man is absent in the movie.
Others have been short-listing celebrities who would make for a great Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After all, fans did prefer the second hulk Mark Ruffalo over Edward Norton, who played Dr Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk".