At one time, Spider-Man was almost identical to Mickey Mouse’s Marvel Comics. And considering its wide-ranging, enduring appeal, the comparison fits. Now it looks like both Marvel Studios and Sony – which retains the character’s film rights – are putting Spider-Man’s friendly neighborhood to the test. But will they really unite the Spider-Verse?
MCU was able to include Miles Morales in ‘Spider-Man 3’
No other Marvel hero has such a rich and popular history on the big screen. Prior to Tom Holland’s debut at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield wore the Spider-Man mantle. And the recently added Electro Jamie Foxx to the upcoming third (and untitled) MCU episode reveals that all of these franchises will come together.
Foxx played the electronic villain in 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And JK Simmons – played by J. Jonah Jameson in the original Sam Raimi trilogy – is ready to return for more MCU appearances. But now there are new rumors from Cosmic MCU claims that the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man is coming to the MCU as well. If so, then Marvel knows who to call.
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ almost had a Tom Holland cameo
After all, if the idea is with the third MCU Spider-Man recognize the other films in the multi-tree, Dhan Spider-Verse deserve a place in the canon. That move opens up endless opportunities for the character’s future, both in MCU and Sony’s own productions. The latter studio is this Morbius, a Venom sequel, and a superhero film directed by women along the way.
Plus, fans already know that Holland, Maguire, and Garfield have almost made a cameo Dhan Spider-Verse. If that had happened, that film would have called the MCU out first. Now the boards seem to have turned, giving up Spider-Man 3 the upper arm. If Marvel wants to reaffirm Spider-Man’s place as the hero of his tent, this is a surefire way to do just that.