After a major scare during the summer months that saw comic book movie fans across the globe panic about the future of Spider-Man on film, the iconic web-slinging hero is now safely back in Marvel Studios’ delicate hands (sort of), which means the franchise will continue to forge forward as planned.
Warning: spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home will follow.
As we all know, Sony and Marvel Studios have been sharing the rights to Spider-Man since his MCU introduction in Captain America: Civil War. And with the two studios sharing the character going forward, it’s likely that we see the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man crossover with Sony-owned properties such as Venom and the Sinister Six.
With Spider-Man: Far From Home ending with Spider-Man’s secret identity of Peter Parker being revealed, many speculated that would lead the third film in the franchise see Spidey defend attacks from all-comers as it is now essentially open-season on the young Avenger.
And while that may still be true, recent rumors indicate that all of those villains will come together to form the famed Sinister Six in the franchise’s eventual fourth entry.
Sources close to We Got This Covered have tipped us off that the eventual Spider-Man 4 will not only see a college-aged version of the character, but the driving force of the story will be his battles against the Sinister Six.
Our sources – the same ones who also told us Joker was getting a sequel last month, and that the Inhumans were being rebooted, both of which we now know to be true – have also claimed that Harry Osborn is set to play a part in the narrative.
Despite the fact that the Osborn family has been present in both of the previous Spider-Man film franchises, it has long been rumored that Norman Osborn will eventually play a Thanos-esque role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit on a more Earth-level scale as opposed to the cosmic nature of a villain like Galactus, Doctor Doom, or Kang the Conquerer, who have all been rumored to be in Marvel’s plans going forward.
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