As the last Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame has set the sun on the old generation of superheroes and set the stage for the rise of a new era and a new generation of superheroes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming clean with all the dirty secrets they had been hiding from their fans the past couple of years. These revelations range from minuscule to gargantuan. One such revelation about a fan favourite superhero – Spider-Man has left everyone by surprise. In a recent interview, Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the MCU movies, claims that there are actually two Peter Parkers in the MCU. How could we have missed this?!?! Presenting – Tom Holland reveals there are two Peter Parkers in the MCU!!!
Marvel is full of comic book references, Easter eggs, and intriguing connections. Most of them are so well hidden that it takes years, and even decades, to unveil the truth about their existence. The Spider-Man sub-franchise that started with Spider-Man: Homecoming and will be continued over by Spider-Man: Far From Home, have revealed one such connection to the past that will forever change the MCU as we know it. And since it comes from the very guy who plays the wall-crawling vigilante superhero, we can take his words as the most legit source out there.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home Press Meet, Tom Holland was interviewed by Jake Hamilton where the former gave us the groundbreaking revelation. Tom Holland said and we quote:
“Well Spider-Man is actually in a previous Marvel movie. My version of Spider-Man. Do you know where it is?… My Peter Parker is in ‘Iron Man 2’, but at the end when all the robots are attacking all the people, and the little kid’s wearing an Iron Man mask, and the bad robot recognizes the Iron Man mask as a threat, and the kid puts his hand up. Then Tony Stark lands next to him and blows him away and goes ‘Good job kid!’ and flies away. That’s the theory… No it was actually me, it was me. Kevin Feige confirmed it.”
Tom Holland made it even better when he revealed that the kid in Iron Man 2 was not only a different version of Peter Parker but was also played by Max Favreau, the real-life son of Jon Favreau, who plays Happy in the Iron Man as well as the Spider-Man movies in the MCU.
Director Jon Watts had already confirmed the news of two versions of Peter Parker existing in the MCU long before:
“You make the joke about that, but basically when I rewatched all the Marvel movies, I was watching them like that,” Watts was heard saying. “I was watching all these other movies and being like, ‘What if that little kid at the Stark Expo was Peter Parker? In the Iron Man mask.’ Like, he’d be about the right age for that. And he loves Tony Stark… So it’s this thing where, because it’s not completely figured out, that you can just go back and basically write fan fiction for those movies, then the fan fiction becomes reality. A lot of the Easter eggs in this movie just started by rewatching the movies.”
The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Captain Marvel. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”