On the heels of Sony Pictures dropping the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I felt the need to talk about my hopes and suggests for third Spider-Man, something we’ve assumed for a while that is coming but hasn’t been officially announced.
Warning this editorial may contain spoilers from Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
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SPYING SPIDEY AND MORE CROSSOVERS!
I might be in my own camp but I loved the old episodes of the Spider-Man where he was dragged into SHIELD missions and the interplay between Fury and Parker, making him a reluctant spy. This will certainly be explored in Far From Home and really hope that the Chameleon gets some proper screentime. Expanding Peter’s role as journalist/spy/superhero could be a fun one, once he starts working for The Daily Bugle.
I think one of the greatest aspects of the Spider-Man comics were the team-ups. In Spider-Man: Homecoming we saw Peter be slightly mentored by Tony Stark and then in Spider-Man: Far From Home recruited by Nick Fury.
There are still a couple of characters that would be excellent on-screen pairings for Spider-Man, such as Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange as their team-up comics explored these superhero relationships.
We got a tease of the Strange/Spidey relationship in Avengers: Infinity War along with Benedict and Tom being game for a crossover in the future.
Black Widow would certainly make sense as a possible surrogate for Nick Fury and possibly if Silver Sable somehow gets involved as we don’t actually see a lot of female villains that Spider-Man faces, and zero of them have appeared in the live-action films.
There is also an interesting comic story where Spider-Man, Ned, and Wolverine are entangled up in an espionage plot that could be worth exploring at some point.
Speaking of villains I really hope we eventually get to see the Sinister Six as that seemingly is what they’re attempting to line up. It remains to be seen if that will come together or be further teased in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
There is one thing from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse that I really want to see carry over to the live action side of things (other than Miles and Spider-Gwen) and that is Dr. Olivia Octavius, the female incarnation of Doctor Octopus. Something that would certainly separate itself from the Sam Raimi version and since we already saw Donald Glover play Miles’ uncle Aaron Davis in Homecoming, that same character appears as the Prowler in Spider-Verse and this could leave some wiggle-room for Olivia to show up as well.
I also wouldn’t mind seeing her combined with The Superior Octopus, who happens to be aligned with HYDRA and mixing the two costumes together.
Kraven is also someone I’d love to see introduced but wouldn’t mind if he has some sort of role in Black Panther 2, since director Ryan Coogler wanted to use him in the first film and I’d assume that after the film earned $1.3 billion Sony would be certainly open to adding the character to the sequel before Kraven’s solo film was released. Billion dollar promotion seems like a win-win situation to me.
That’s another reason why I feel like Black Cat and Silver Sable should able to crossover into MCU installments, as Parker doesn’t have many female villains or allies, it’s worth exploring them at Sony and Marvel.
Ned Leeds becoming Hobgoblin could be an excellent way to avoid covering a third Harry Osborn plot, as much as we’re expecting to see Norman Osborn take a role in the MCU I’m not terribly convinced we need another version of Harry. Perhaps, having a young Alistair Smythe give Ned the technology from Oscorp, where his father and inventor Spencer Smythe could be working or Alistair taking up the Hobgoblin persona himself to leave Ned in his sweet buddy role instead of turning him into a villain.
Introducing the Smythe family could finally end up seeing the Spider-Slayers make the movies, which could be an interesting technological threat for Parker.
I think it’s safe to say that after Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse that audiences could be more open to the idea of multiple Spider-People in the MCU.
Donald Glover’s Aaron Davis already suggests that Miles Morrales already exists in the MCU and I’d love to see more heroes of color rise-up in Phase 4. Spider-Gwen (aka Ghost Spider) and Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman) are two characters I’d love to see as well, Silk as well, but I don’t know terribly much about Cindy Moon but the more the merrier.
Fury possibly assembling a group of Spider-People could be exciting.
We likely aren’t too far from announcement concerning a third Spider-Man film considering how quickly they put together a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but these are just some ideas I had floating around my head to what the next installment could incorporate.