Let’s be honest for a second. When Captain America: Civil War is released (in just four weeks!!!), seeing Steve Rogers and Tony Stark fight is just an appetizer. For the main course, many Marvel fanatics are foaming at the mouth to see Peter “Spider-Man” Parker side-by-side with his Avengers peers.
Seeing the web-slinger as part of Team Stark is something that couldn’t have been fathomed even one year ago. Not to mention the possibility of seeing a current MCU hero entering the world of Spider-Man. The latter is something Marvel Movie head honcho Kevin Feige mentioned to Entertainment Weekly.
“He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth.”
Now thanks to Kevin Feige, I’m going to spend all weekend rattling my brain over what Avengers may make their presence felt in the Spider-Man reboot movie in 2017 (a movie whose title may have already been released.)
There will be 15 MCU movies (not to mention six shows on ABC and Netflix), with more characters than you can shake a stick at. So before my brain turns to mush thinking about Dr. Samuel Sterns coming out of the woodwork, let’s delve into the potential, current MCU characters Marvel could place in the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
Tony Stark has carried most of the workload throughout the first two phases of the MCU, and now may be the time for him to pass the torch. We know Tom Holland’s Avengers debut will have him on the side of Iron Man, so there’s clearly a mentor/protege relationship brewing. Perhaps we expand on their relationship in a future Spider-Man movie.
By opening up Stark Industries to Peter Parker, we can see him concoct new tech for his Spider-Man suit and finally stop questioning how a poor kid from Queens can afford these things. We can even see Stark work with Parker to help defeat his enemies… by helping to build the Iron-Spider suit. By bringing Tony Stark into the fold, we can finally see that side to Peter Parker that the Amazing Spider-Man franchise failed to deliver on.
Okay. So maybe Sony can’t afford an actor like Robert Downey Jr. who would command a high salary. So let’s head to the small screen – meaning, your computer screen – where we can work in Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock.
If we’re ever going to merge the Netflix series with the rest of the MCU, this is the perfect time. The Defenders (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) are fighting right in Parker’s backyard. It would make sense that eventually Spider-Man would intervene in the chaos happening in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s also someone Cox would welcome according to a previous interview with MTV.
“I’d love to see Peter Parker and Daredevil hang out. There’s a wonderful issue of the comics where Matt Murdock has to defend Daredevil, because the public don’t know, and so he has Peter Parker put on his Daredevil outfit so that he can sit in the docks. You know, great storyline.”
Daredevil and Spider-Man have a colorful history together thanks to their time spent living in the big apple. Sure, it’s a large city, but you’d think the paths of two masked men would intertwine eventually. Also, by throwing Murdock into a future Spider-Man movie, it opens the door for the rest of the Netflix crew to pop up. I mean there’s Luke Cage, Punisher, Foggy Nelson, and even…
Marvel, Sony, Netflix and whoever else is involved… let’s make this happen. It would make a lot of sense to tangle Wilson Fisk in Spider-Man’s cinematic web. So much so, that it would be crazy for all parties not to agree to bring him on board. He doesn’t even have to be a primary villain, just someone working in the shadows to keep his New York crime syndicate running.
Vincent D’onofrio is the perfect MCU TV actor to get called up to the main roster. He’s already someone who could appear in an MCU-branded movie, and get his name in the opening credits thanks to a resume that includes Jurassic World, Full Metal Jacket and Men in Black. The same can’t be said for other Netflix actors, or Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast members who’d have to wait until the end credits to see their names (sad but true).
It’s not a random choice either. Kingpin and Spidey have a long standing history. In comic lore he was primarily a Parker nemesis, before he set his focus on Matt Murdock. The duo have had plenty of battles that could be brought to the big screen, and should Daredevil (and possibly the Punisher) join up, it adds more awesomeness to the movie.
The Marvel Netflix series have been treated like outcasts in the MCU. They need to be brought into the fold eventually. By adding Murdock, or Fisk, or even Jessica Jones into the Spider-Man movie fold, Marvel can successfully bridge the gap between the films and programs. Perhaps that can even lead to the Defenders teaming up with the Avengers once the Infinity Wars come around!
So, any other Avengers you want to see in the Spider-Man movie reboot? Let us know below!