Spider-Man: No Way Home is all set to amp it up. Let’s try not to forget that we already have older villains like Electro and Dr. Ocotpus returning. Also, Doctor Strange is making way. But there is something bigger lurking in the dark. As I have mentioned earlier, Marvel is setting up the Dark Avengers in full throttle, but behind the curtains. Spider-Man: Homecoming left some loose threads. Of course, that was necessary for No Way Home. But Marvel could use Scorpion to set up the Dark Avengers.
No Way Home Could Use Scorpion To Set Up The Dark Avengers
The last time viewers saw Scorpion in the MCU was in the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming. It happened when Gargan came across Toomes in prison. He told him about his plans of revenge against the web-slinger. He also let him know that he heard Toomes knew who Spider-Man is, which he subtly denied. So how could Marvel use the Scorpion to set up the Dark Avengers? Well, that’s because of his history in the comics with the said group.
The Dark Avengers made their debut in 2009 in Marvel. Surprisingly, it was Gargan only who played Spider-Man. Moreover, Spider-Man: No Way Home is all set to dive into the concept of multiverses. As the rumors have spread that there might be other versions of the web-slingers, it seems possible for the Scorpion to steal Spider-Man’s identity without causing many superstitions. Hence, Marvel could use Scorpion to set up the Dark Avengers and follow up later on.
The Dark Avengers Had Already Been Hinted In The MCU
Phase 4’s second addition was The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The show introduced Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) into the MCU. Let me tell you something right off the bat. Valentina and Nick Fury had a romantic relationship in the comics and she has been considered sharper than Fury on many occasions. Moreover, she hinted that she would be behind the formation of the Dark Avengers because she set up the U.S. Agent in the MCU.
Members of the Dark Avengers include Scorpion Mac Gargan who was combined with the Venom Symbiote as Spider-Man, Bullseye dressed as Hawkeye, the evil son of Logan (Daken) as Wolverine, Moonstone as Ms. Marvel, and Osborn himself in Tony Stark’s Iron Patriot suit. Similar to the Suicide Squad, all these villains band together as heroes in order to have time off of their sentences removed. What makes them interesting is their costume because that’s how they despise the heroes of the MCU.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Multiverse Nature
Tom Holland is coming back to reprise his role of Peter Parker, and the fans want to watch every bit of it. No Way Home is going to face the biggest challenge – the revelation of Peter’s identity to the world. As I have proposed earlier, the movie could revolve around Peter traveling in different universes trying to find the solution. If that is the case, then the creation of the Dark Avengers should not seem a problem, considering Valentina and Gargan already exist in the MCU now.
If we are to fit the pieces of the puzzle, then Spider-Man: No Way Home actually leads into a couple of projects of the MCU. For example, the biggest project staring us right in the face is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) is set to have a cameo in No Way Home. And if I am vaguely correct, then, No Way Home would be responsible for setting up the Dark Avengers too. Which, I believe, is what we all want! The Dark Avengers seem like the best addition there can be to the MCU. Moreover, if Gargan doesn’t take part in The Sinister Six, he can easily have a place with the Dark Avengers.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Many other stars like Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone could also appear. The film arrives in theaters on December 17, 2021.
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