The newest Spider-Man to hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe has blown our minds by confirming a wildly popular theory linking Iron Man 2 to a very young Peter Parker.

Eagle-eyed fans have long speculated that Parker was actually in the second instalment of the Robert Downey Jr. franchise as the little Iron Man fan who bravely stands up to one of the rogue Hammer Drones at the Queens' Stark Expo.

In the blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene, Stark flies in and congratulates the boy, saying "Nice work, kid," before flying off to finish the fight.

A young Peter Parker

According to new Spider-Man star Tom Holland - fans were right on the money.

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Holland, who first appeared as the spidey hero in Captain America: Civil War and will next star in Spider-Man: Homecoming, revealed that he had gone straight to the Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige for confirmation.

"I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago," he told The Huffington Post.

"Maybe I've just done a big, old spoiler, but it's out there now. It's cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning."

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in cinemas on July 6.