The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always had the tendency to add tiny details all over the projects in the franchise. Iron Man is one such character who has had an influence on the entire franchise. Every Spider-Man solo venture so far has had something to do with Iron Man and the same thing will be seen again in the third Spidey movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. It plays out as an interesting part of the entire narrative while having hints of showing that there is a chance that we will get to see the legacy of the character being passed on. Based on the new TV spots there is a chance that Electro might be wielding the arc-reactor as a part of his suit. A new Spider-Man: No Way Home theory suggests that Electro killed Iron Man to acquire the Arc Reactor.
Iron Man’s Influence in Spider-Man Movies
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was introduced into the MCU by Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War for the Airport battle scene. Ever since then Stark made sure to look over Peter Parker and make sure he became a superhero who can stand by himself. We saw a major loss Stark felt when Spider-Man was lost due to Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
There was a clear indication that having a chance to bring back Peter Parker was one of the reasons why Stark worked on the time travel logic to undo everything. Spider-Man: No Way Home featured Iron Man’s presence throughout the narrative even after his death. The villain was motivated by something Stark had done and at the same time, Peter was handed E.D.I.T.H. from Stark. It seems that the same presence will be felt in No Way Home because the villains have indicated a certain influence from the tech of Iron Man.
Electro Has The Arc-Reactor
A recent TV Spot has clearly shown the Electro’s design has seen some major transformation since the last time we saw him in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This is quite similar to certain changes that we have seen with almost every villain that has appeared in the trailers and other clips for the movie. But it seems something in Electro’s new costume seems like something we have seen as a part of MCU for a long time. Amongst all the wire and bolts that appear in his suit one can clearly see a glowing blue tech that is clearly an Arc Reactor.
There have been theories that suggest that Electro won’t appear directly in the movie like that and he will actually be appearing as his original blue form. A possibility might be that these villains will be updating their suits as they appear in the MCU. This could be proven by the fact that a particular scene shows Electro appearing in his pure blue form in the background of one of the shots where Spider-Man is wearing the Doctor Strange magic Spider-Man suit.
How Did Electro Acquire The Arc Reactor?
One of the TV spots for the movie shows Electro in a building in a manner where his costume is somehow concealed. As he looks out the window, he says “Look at this place… And all the possibilities.” While this might look like a reference to his judgment of MCU, it could also be a possible misdirection. As all the villains start working together against Spider-Man, Electro might have discovered the Arc Reactor during one of these moments and hence worked it into his suit.
Considering Willem Dafoe’s Goblin will also be seen in a completely new costume that might mean that something similar can be expected from him too. During the highway battle scene, he appears in a costume that absolutely resembles the costume from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 1. Later we get to see him in a far more updated costume which could clearly mean that he also worked on his costume. It would make absolute sense for him to have worked with Electro so that they can update their costumes.
Stark’s Possible Fate in Electro’s Universe
The Disney+ show What If…? clearly showed that Tony Stark doesn’t really survive in all the other alternate universes except for one. Even the one where he ends up surviving doesn’t seem to indicate a good future for him because the Watcher doesn’t select him for the Guardians of the Multiverse team-up. This might mean that Stark probably also saw a similar fate in Electro’s universe and that’s how the latter might have acquired the arc-reactor.
All these possibilities might be dumped for some completely different logic that MCU might have come up with for this scenario. But fans would surely love to see all these villains working together and exchanging notes about the Spider-Men of their universe. Here’s to hoping we will see this scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home when it releases on the big screen on December 17, 2021.
It stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Haden Church and possibly, the previous two Spider-Men.