Sony’s latest big-screen iteration of Marvel Superhero Spider-Man, portrayed by Tom Holland and depicted as part of the MCU franchise, has been having a running gag of curve-ball events happening in his Marvel Studios films’ endings. In 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” he gets his costume back from Tony Stark and is caught by his Aunt May wearing it. Then in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” his secret identity as Peter Parker is leaked to podcaster J. Jonah Jameson and exposed to the public. His upcoming third MCU solo film will obviously address his being branded a menace with his real name, and Sony has begun hyping these developments on social media.
Comic Book Resources reports that little details on the life of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been shared by Sony Pictures ahead of the planned released for their latest collaboration (via Columbia Pictures) with Marvel Studios. The third MCU “Spider-Man” film, set for release in the 2021 Holiday season, will see Peter (Tom Holland) trying to keep his head low from the authorities after his costumed identity is compromised. However, several new super-villains appearing in New York means he cannot hide forever from his responsibility.
The sneak peek details can be found in the Instagram account @spideyno1fan_, created in real life by Sony, but passed off as the MCU in-universe account of Peter’s school rival Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori). Depicted in past films as utterly dismissive of Peter but worshipful of Spider-Man, the revelation by J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) causes him to become a critic of both personas. This can be seen in Flash’s latest Instagram Stories entries, where he parrots Jameson’s “menace” line.
There are also some “This or That” polls where he compares Spidey to Peter’s “Far from Home” temporary alias “Night Monkey,” as well as Peter’s friends Betty Brant (Angourie Rice) and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). Interestingly, Flash vandalizes Ned’s poll picture with a hat reminiscent of Spider-Man villain Hobgoblin, which Ned’s comic-book version once assumed.
Speaking of Jameson, who Simmons portrayed in the original Sony “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi, there are other actors from these past Spidey movies that Sony-Marvel Studios got back for the yet untitled MCU “Spider-Man 3.” They are Alfred Molina, who returns as Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus from 2004’s “Spider-Man 2,” and Jamie Foxx as Matt Dillon/Electro, from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014) which starred Andre Garfield.
Other returning cast members include Zendaya, Marisa Tomei and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. We may not know yet what the film subtitle will be, but it will probably come out between now and the premiere on December 17.
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