With Spider-Man: Homecoming ridiculously close to its release — and with the film already facing all sorts of positive feedback from those lucky enough to have seen it — fans are already looking to the future. How involved will Spider-Man be in the MCU going forward, and how the webslinger will fare in his sequels going forward.
The Vulture will be presumably out of the way, and with there seeming to be little chance that the Osborns and Green Goblin will rear their ugly heads into the storyline (at least in a big way). Who can we see Spidey going up against in the future? We don’t have any godd**n clue as of this writing, but speaking with CinemaBlend, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland shared his thoughts as to which storyline he’d like to see them pull from, and it may be a bit surprising.
“There are so many things we have not seen in Spider-Man yet ... I want to use bad guys never seen in movies. The first films were so traditional, and so scrupulously followed the character's classic plot ... So there's a lot of stuff left in stock. The Clone Saga, for example. It would be so cool... I could play seven characters. That means seven checks! And I like the idea of having characters in front of Spider-Man who have the same powers as him. ... It would make sense, because cloning is more or less coming true. It would make sense to talk about that. Like a villain who would say, 'This kid has super powers, I want twenty like him who fight for me. I'll take one of his hairs and try to clone him.' And obviously, it would go wrong!”
While this is a very well known storyline (both the original ‘70s version and the ’90s continuation). The ’90s story known for being incredibly long and convoluted in its storytelling. The main reason revolved around its popularity, thereby prolonging the story that was originally supposed to be wrapped up in less than a year. This led to some weird plot twists — including a fake-out reveal that Peter was a clone, and that Norman Osborn had orchestrated the entire thing (hate when that happens). The '70s story may very well be better suited for adaptation, but my exposure to that is admittedly limited.
There’s not to say there’s no potential here, but there are some things I’m personally not a fan of. Taking even the source material aside, I’ve never liked the idea of surrounding the lead character with a bunch of doppelgängers. Doppelgänger villains and characters tend to be very boring and somewhat uninspired, as they tend to be rehashed versions of the character we already know and love. This kind of leads to some stale fights and story points. I personally find it much more interesting to face off against characters who are nothing like the leads.
But that’s just me. What do you think? Let us know in the comments down below!
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