No Way Home: Did Tony Stark Create The Tentacles of Doctor Octopus?

New theories around Spider-Man: No Way Home are popping up every other day and this is evident of the excitement surrounding the project. Marvel has always had a tendency to drop clues and hints in their trailers and promos and fans are using these to develop their theories. Amongst the various villains set to appear in the film only Doc Ock and Green Goblin have been confirmed based on their presence in the trailer. But a major focus has been on the character of Doc Ock with the recent photos also putting a major highlight on him. This has allowed fans to have a larger focus on him and try to understand his character more. On the basis of a new theory, Spider-Man: No Way Home’s tentacles of Doctor Octopus could have been made by Iron Man himself.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

It is very clear that the primary focus following the end of the Infinity Saga will be the Multiverse as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has laid trails for it through the shows that have come out so far including WandaVision and Loki. While these projects had only hinted at the Multiverse Spider-Man: No Way Home will probably introduce the entire theory to us and how it will impact the MCU. While the narrative from the trailer was that Peter Parker was suffering the consequences of his identity being revealed. This causes him to go ask for help from the Sorcerer Supreme who agrees to help him but due to some failure of the spell chaos ensues as the Multiverse gets opened.


But that’s just the beginning as there’s a whole lot yet to come and land on the shoulders of our web-crawler. There’s a chance that we will get to see appearances from villains who had appeared in previous Spider-Man movies. This includes Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and others like Lizard, Sandman, and Green Goblin. These villains have all made their appearances in past projects from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy to Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies.


But so far only the presence of Doc Ock has been confirmed based on the first trailer we have gotten for the movie. And fans have been trying to understand every bit of this character to gain some idea about his presence in the movie. Recently, some official images were released and these have shown that the tentacles of this villain have been updated and there’s a chance that the credit for that might go to Iron Man.


Tentacles of Doctor Octopus

Fans had witnessed the tentacled villain in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, where we saw the character’s demonstration go wrong and lead to some changes in the AI of his robotic tentacle arms. The images that were released recently clearly indicated that there have been significant updates to these tentacles. We can see a red and gold tint on them which is quite different from their silvery appearance in Spider-Man 2.


Tony Stark-Doc Ock Tentacles Theory

We still don’t know much about the character apart from the fact that his character is in continuation to his appearance in Spider-Man 2. Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit stands out primarily because of having the color palette of red and gold. This is also something we saw in the suit that he gave to Peter Parker, the Iron Spider suit. Doc Ock’s tentacles having the same color palette could in a way mean that Iron Man might have played a role in that. While Iron Man sacrificed himself in Avengers: Endgame and is clearly dead in the main MCU timeline, the same cannot be said for the other timelines. There is certainly a possibility where Tony Stark worked alongside Doc Ock and this allowed for the latter to steal some tech from the former in his own universe.


Bringing A Concept That Was Actually Under Consideration

Tentacles of Doctor Octopus

While this theory is only possible based on the fact that we know the multiverse exists. But this is not the first time that such a theory has been explored in the MCU. When Iron Man was under development back in the 2000s there was a narrative that explored Tony Stark being the creator of Doc Ock’s tentacles. This would have made a clear connection between Iron Man and Spider-Man 2. But this was clearly not possible based on the rights for the character were held by different studios and the Sony-Marvel didn’t happen for quite a while after that.


Considering Iron Man did work on Doc Ock’s tentacles, this puts Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in a difficult spot. This would actually be in continuation to the plot that Tony Stark’s biggest mistakes came out as major villains in the future of the MCU.  It would actually be interesting to see if this theory is introduced in the movie as Spider-Man considers Tony Stark as a fatherly character and hence the latter’s mention would clearly have an impact on Spider-Man. Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in theaters worldwide on December 17.

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