6 Wild SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Story Predictions You Can Take To The Bank
Spider-Man: Homecoming will bring the wall-crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way, but what exactly should we expect? Here's our predictions based on rumors, spoilers, & speculation.
Spider-Man: Homecoming may not have the same grand scale as Thor: Ragnarok or Justice League, but it's still shaping up to be one of this year's most exciting superhero movies! While Peter Parker made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, it's this reboot which promises to delve into both his place there and this younger version's life in a significant way.
Outside of the first trailer and a handful of rumours, we have no idea what to expect from the movie, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate! I'm a huge Spider-Man fan and looking through reports from the past year along with what we know and my own ideas, I've come up with a pretty wild list of predictions for what we should expect from Spider-Man: Homecoming! With some, there's evidence that these could happen, and while others are pretty outlandish, I think you'll still enjoy them!
So, from major plot twists to unexpected debuts, here's how I think the movie is going to play out...
6. Spider-Man Joins The Avengers
It was recently made 100% official that Spider-Man will be in Avengers: Infinity War, but it makes no sense that the wall-crawler would get involved in that conflict unless he's part of the team making up Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Sure, there are plenty of examples in the comic books where Peter Parker took part in big event stories long before he was welcomed into this group, but that was more often than not on a small scale (with the exception of Secret War) rather than actually heading into outer space with the likes of Iron Man and Star-Lord as that behind the scenes video seemed to suggest.
As a result, I fully expect Spider-Man: Homecoming to lead to Tony Stark viewing the young wall-crawler in a very different way by the time all is said and done. Spidey proving himself to his mentor would undoubtedly lead to Armoured Avenger extending an invite to join The Avengers, and with that team broken in half since the events of Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man will need all the help he can get against Thanos.
5. The Vulture Lives
The previous Spider-Man movies had a terrible habit of killing off their villains, something which has made the assemblage of the Sinister Six damn near impossible. Even past Marvel Studios releases have been a bit on the trigger happy side when it comes to dealing with the bad guys, but I have a feeling they won't be quite so daft in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The way Zemo was handled in Captain America: Civil War marked a huge step forward for them, and assuming Sony is still angling for that Sinister Six movie (albeit with Tom Holland instead of Andrew Garfield now), then The Vulture ending up behind bars seems highly likely.
If the franchise plays its cards right, the villainous team could be ready to come together a few years from now in an event movie which could be the culmination of everything that's come before. For that reason, however the final battles plays out, expect Adrian Toomes to still be alive and well by the time all is said and done. That likely means this will be one villain who doesn't learn his identity, though it does seem as if Spidey could end up battling him without his mask based on what we've seen in the trailers.
4. An Important Role For The Tinkerer
Spider-Man and The Tinkerer have crossed paths a fair few times over the years, but he's far from a big name Spidey foe. Marvel Studios could very well be about to change that, though, especially as rumours point to him being responsible for the weaponry used by The Vulture, Shocker, and even those robbers dressed as The Avengers. Taking that into account, I fully expect him to become a thorn in Spider-Man's side over the next few years, but not necessarily as a big bad of sorts.
Instead, it's far more likely that he'll have a background role providing the wall-crawler's foes with the technology they need in exchange for cold, hard cash. He doesn't even need to have any sort of personal beef with Spidey; he's ultimately a useful plot device for the likes of The Scorpion and Rhino to get their costumes and weapons which saves Marvel from dreaming up the same convoluted origin stories as The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3 did for The Lizard and Sandman. Who knows, it could even be revealed that someone is pulling his strings from afar. That sort of role certainly seems like a good fit for a certain Goblin!
3. Ultimate Iron Man Fails To Save The Day
We've already seen Iron Man rocketing into battle alongside Spider-Man in the movie's trailer, while some recently released action figures have confirmed that his armour is getting an "Ultimate" upgrade. Despite that, I don't believe that the final battle will come down to Tony Stark saving the day. While he'll no doubt attempt to help Peter out against The Vulture, it makes much more sense for Iron Man to be incapacitated by the flying villain, leaving it up to Spider-Man to head into battle and prove his mettle as a hero (hence that invitation to join The Avengers I mentioned at the start of this post).
Not only would this put Tony in his place, but he would learn that he should respect the young hero and his ability to save the day. That doesn't mean we won't see the two team-up of course, but the focus must remain on Peter and I believe Marvel is smart enough to realise that. It's cool that Iron Man is showing up and his presence will help at the box office, but Spider-Man: Homecoming's focus is ultimately going to be on its titular hero, of that I'm 100% sure.
2. Michelle Is Mary Jane Watson
This is something which has been rumoured for a while, and despite that coming from a questionable source, I do indeed believe that Michelle will be revealed as the new Mary Jane Watson by the time all is said and done. Some leaked photos from the movie's Homecoming dance showed Zendaya's character looking a lot more glamorous than in the trailer, and Peter learning that he's made a mistake chasing after Liz Allan instead of the girl of his dreams who was right under his nose the whole time makes perfect sense for a Spider-Man tale!
The movie ending with them sharing a dance and a cheeky line about Peter hitting the jackpot seems inevitable if I'm right, though beyond that, I don't see MJ playing too large of a role here. While Spidey will no doubt have to leap into action to save his classmates at some point, avoiding the whole damsel in distress scenario past instalments of the franchise devoted way too much time to is a must, so it's near the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming I expect this fan-favourite love interest to really make an impact.
1. Sequel Set Up
While we all have faith in Marvel Studios to potentially deliver the best Spider-Man movie yet, it's impossible to ignore the fact that key elements of the wall-crawler's world are missing here. For starters, the Osborn family is nowhere to be seen (something we can probably blame on The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and neither are J. Jonah Jameson and The Daily Bugle. Whether it's at various points in the movie or in the end credits scenes, I think we'll see both of those teased in order to set the stage for what comes next.
As I said above, Norman pulling The Tinkerer's strings would be incredible, especially if he makes his presence felt in full costume near the end of the movie (without speaking) as a crime lord of sorts similar to the role he initially played in the comic books. As for the Bugle, I can see the paper's headlines about Spider-Man being a running joke throughout, while it's easy to imagine Peter's interest in photography being set up in some way. Time will tell, but as the sequel has already been announced, there's no way it's not being teased in some way, shape, or form!
Do you guys think any of these predictions will come true? What are yours? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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