With just over a year to go until everyone’s favourite web-slinging superhero returns to the big
screen, rumours and speculation have gone into overdrive. The latest rumours, however, prove to
be highly believable and could spell big things for the future of Spider-Man in the MCU.
Spider-Man: Far From Home was the last film released in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The
film saw the web-slinger teaming up with Jake Gylenhaal’s Mysterio to fight four creatures known as the Elementals, in a journey that took them across Europe.
However, it was later revealed to all be a ruse, with Mysterio being the mastermind behind the
whole event. Armed with hyper-realistic drone projectors Mysterio was able to pull the wool over
everyone’s eyes and claim Tony Stark’s latest defence AI, E.D.I.T.H., for himself.
Fortunately, the young crime fighter was able to stop the menace of Mysterio in a spectacular battle on Tower Bridge in London.
Spidey got the girl, defeated the villain, and everyone moved on in a post-Endgame world.
Until it was revealed, in truly jaw-dropping fashion, Mysterio had an ace up his sleeve. Revealing Spidey’s identity to the world via the Daily Bugle in the mother of all cliff-hangers.
With Spider-Man now presumably on the run, fans can only guess what adventure awaits them
when Spidey swings back onto the big screen next year.
Rumours and speculation have been rife since Far From Home released, with production delayed
due to the Sony and Disney fallout, among other worldwide issues. The script has been completed
and filming is set to begin this year.
The latest rumours have suggested a very tough challenge lies ahead of Spider-Man, with two villains set to make their live-action debut.
The first of which is the Scorpion, who previously appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017),
with Michael Mando playing a pre-stinging Mac Gargan during the ferry sequence. Mando has
recently took to twitter to tease his return to the franchise, lending some credibility to these rumours.
The Scorpion has been an iconic villain for the web-slinger, and one of the most well recognised. It will be great to finally see this villain in the flesh. And with JK Simmons reprising his role as J. Jonah Jamieson, we could potentially get a comic-accurate origin.
The second villain to finally make his appearance is fan favourite Kraven the Hunter. Director Jon
Watts has previously stated that Kraven was his favourite Spider-villain, and with Peter being framed as a murderer, it seems likely Kraven may have found his prey.
Speculation has also lead to many rumours about Kraven’s origins within the MCU, with some
believing he will be a hunter from Wakanda. We won’t know until closer to the time, but until then,
anything is possible.
Among the latest rumours is the movie’s title. Fans believed Marvel would be sticking with the
‘Home’ title, which appears to be the case. The rumoured title is Spider-Man: Home Run.
This title is very believable and does match up with the story Marvel has set up.
We won’t know for certain how credible these rumours are until nearer the time, but no matter
what direction Marvel goes, it’s sure to be amazing!
Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 will be released 16th July 2021.