The split between Sony and Disney over arguably the most popular superhero ever, Spider-Man, has fans upset and divided over who exactly to blame. And, with Peter Parker’s future in flux, not just in the movie, but in reality now as well. It seems that the Wall Crawler is out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will join the newly created Spider-verse under the Sony umbrella. So, how exactly does Disney explain with this popular character is suddenly non existent in the MCU, and how does Sony explain away Peter’s MCU past as they move forward?
Well, a new theory gives a solid out of the MCU as well as a proper backstory for the Ole Web Head.
Over on Reddit, the birthplace of the modern fan theory, a user offers up an idea on how to get Spider-Man out of the MCU properly and give Sony the ability to acknowledge his past vaguely enough for fans to understand. And it revolves around the Sorcerer Supreme’s sequel film, Dr. Strange into the Multiverse of Madness. While in the Spidey sequel we learned that Mysterio and his team invented the multiverse story, the MCU already introduced a real multiverse in the first Doctor Strange film.
So, if Sony and Disney can drop the dick measuring contest that is the ‘business struggle’ over the character for one scene, you can do a post credits scene where Strange offers Peter and his Aunt May a chance to escape. If you recall, Parker has been outed as Spidey, and framed for murder. So, he is on the run. Strange can find him an alternate Earth, one where he doesn’t exist yet, nor do the Avengers or heroes in general, and he can go be that world’s hero. What Strange doesn’t know is that Symbiotes live on this Earth, leading to Spider-Man and Venom crossing paths.
While this is much more a pipe dream than a possibility, it is well thought out and offers an ‘out’ for both companies to save what has already been built. Only time will tell exactly how this split will end, but at least an option is out there to make said split work for both parties.
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