It’s a given that Sony will be using Spider-Man in their upcoming movies. That the wall-crawler will eventually encounter Venom and Morbius is certain; it’s only a matter of time. But the recent ending—SPOILER ALERT!!!—of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, makes it look less likely that the Spider-Man they will be encountering will be the Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And there’s a rumor now that Andrew Garfield will be returning to the role!
It makes sense on paper. With two different Spider-Men operating in two parallel universes, it would avoid potential continuity issues. Spider-Man wouldn’t have to be in two places at once. He could go off into space, in other words, to battle Thanos and still do battle with the Lizard back on Earth. A self-contained Sony Spider-Man universe is something the company has been working on all along, but it could never make it work before. Now, if it has Marvel’s backing and support, then yeah, it could fly. Andrew Garfield back as Spider-Man, doing battle with Venom and Morbius? Hell, yeah, I’d be excited for that! Wouldn’t you?
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME accomplished miracles this past weekend. Not only monetary miracles, either. It managed to redeem two lousy movies, SPIDER-MAN 3 and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. It created an environment wherein Andrew Garfield could return to his most famous role and fans would actually be happy about it. And Morbius is going to need a Spider-Man to fight, right?
The way of the cinematic multiverse seems to be the way of the future for both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes. And that is, I believe, a very good thing.