Latest MCU rumors suggest that Spider-Man 3 will be borrowing one of the most hated Spider-Man storylines in Marvel Comics history.
The MCU is willing to put all its cards on the table for Spider-Man 3. And it seems natural to do so for the movie may be the last of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man solely under Marvel. What began with Spider-Man: Homecoming, teased the multiverse in Spider-Man: Far from Home will culminate in the final third instalment.
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We have already heard of numerous reports about MCU Spider-Man 3. First, Jamie Foxx revealed that he will reprise the role of Electro from Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Then we came to know that Benedict’s Doctor Strange will also have a role in it. He will be Peter’s new mentor after Tony. And last but not least at all, Marvel has reportedly been in talks with both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire for the movie. And this makes perfect sense as the movie will be dealing with the spider-verse. To see Andrew and Tobey reprise their roles would be the perfect way to bring the Spiderverse to the big screen.
One More Day Adaptation in the MCU
Now while all these have their reasons, there is one big reason that connects them all. A new theory suggests that MCU will be incorporating one of the most hated storylines in Marvel comics into Spider-Man 3- “One More Day”. For those of you who do not know about it, the “One More Day” storyline focuses on the post-“Civil-War” fallout that spans many Marvel titles. In it, Spider-Man is unmasked, and the world finds out his identity.
As fate would have it, by revealing his identity to the world, Peter put the lives of his close ones in danger, with Aunt May paying the highest price. She was shot and was in her death bed. This was when Mephisto, the demon, offered both Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson a deal. If they Trader their relationship and agreed to erase their marriage from history, Aunt May will live.
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And we all know what would happen next. Spider-Man made the human choice. (This is what makes him connect with us so much). Aunt May lived, and Peter and Mary Jane never got married. And the world forgot Spider-Man’s real identity. It was a fresh start, but most Marvel fans didn’t like it all.
Spider-Man 3 and A New Spider-verse
If we were to put it in the Spider-Man 3 story, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could be playing the role of Mephisto. After all, we have already seen Stephen Strange bargain earlier, with Dormammu (time loop for planet Earth) and Thanos (the Time Stone for Tony’s life). Moreover, we also know that WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will involve such magic stuff.
However, one of the two post-credit scenes of Spider-Man: Far from Home showed J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) told the world about Spider-Man’s secret identity. The fact that J.K. Simmons reprised his character as the head of Daily Bugle itself is a sign that a Spiderverse might be in play.
So, can this mean that the Sinister Six (rumored to be introduced in MCU Spider-Man 3) will target Ned and MJ? And if this is the case, then what will Tom Holland’s Peter Parker do?
Keeping the “One More Day” story in mind, we might see Spider-Man (Tom Holland) reach out to Doctor Strange but the solution might come with a cost. However, it could mean not only erasing his identity from the minds of Ned and MJ but also the Avengers. And from a copyright point of view, this does make sense, as Spider-Man will be bidding adieu to the MCU soon. This serves as the perfect way (and emotional too) to have him leave the Avengers.
And while Tom Holland’s Spidey would leave the MCU, the Spider-Man 3 film would be the perfect farewell with all the three Spideys together on the big screen. As resetting his secret identity would change the past, Sony will be able to use to character to set a whole new world of its own. All these possibilities do make one say, “Alright, I’m out of patience”; doesn’t it?