Sony's Amy Pascal has confirmed that no other character from their Marvel films, including Venom, Silver Sable and Black Cat will not exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to The Independent. Despite their shared origins, these two franchises were never going to intersect. But it definitely seems like a missed opportunity for Marvel and Sony to pass up a chance for a more fully integrated MCU. With May also seemingly unaware that Peter is Spider-Man, her disapproval of Tony Stark is also an issue for the teen superhero to contend with.
That didn't stop fans from fantasizing, though. Such a character was not given emphasis in the other "Spider-Man" films because Peter Parker in those movies was introduced as an adult.
Tom Holland, who is receiving wide praise for his performance, stars as the friendly neighbourhood web-crawler.
Here's how it all fits together.
"I really try to think about this stuff just one movie at a time, but I do feel like now that Spider-Man is a part of this big insane universe we can definitely tell some new stories". Tony tosses off a quick "Nice work, kid!" before flying off to finish the fight. After all, he was kind of geeky, into tech and the Expo was right in the same borough where young Peter lived.
Still, the only thing powering this theory at the time was an optimistic hope that Spider-Man would one day brush shoulders with Iron Man on the big screen. I want to see people we haven't seen before because Spider-Man, of all characters, probably has the most villains and it only makes sense to explore new ones. Peter Parker was a small child who was present at the battle at Stark Expo in Iron Man 2, and grew up to become the superpowered protégé of the man who'd saved his life. I literally had a conversation with (Marvel Studios president) Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. "It just depends when I met Uncle Ben".
The film is a joint production between Sony and Marvel Studios, the third cinematic iteration of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but the first to tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Iron Man 2 in fact. Luckily, it does line up perfectly.
As one of the best tin-foil theories out there since the MCU started back in 2008, some have long-held belief that Peter Parker snuck in a sneaky cameo to 2010's Iron Man 2.