A recently introduced villain from the Spider-Verse saga, Morlun would make for the perfect villain in a No Way Home sequel. Here’s why Morlun becoming the antagonist in a No way Home sequel makes sense.
A Chance To Explore The True Spider-Verse
The Spider-Verse, contrary to popular belief, does not contain just three Spider-Men. It’s a whole different league. There are infinite realities, witch each reality containing their own unique version of Spider-Man. Morlun is a threat who hails from the multiverse. So making him a the villain in a No Way Home sequel would mean opening the doors to the true Spider-Verse. We could see countless Spider-Men swinging into action in a No Way Home Sequel.
There’s More To Spider-Man Lore Than What Meets The Eye
Up until Morlun came into the scene in the comics, Peter believed that his powers via a stroke of luck. That the radioactive spider bit him because he was at the right place at the right time. Little did he know that Peter was chosen to be his universe’s Spider-Man. There are multiple other Spider-men. Peter hails from a long line of Spider-men that exist across time and space. Spider-Man belongs to a group of arachnid warriors blessed with totemic abilities. Morlun was created to hunt members of this group, called Spider Totems, across the multiverse.
Spider-Man’s ‘Secret Ability’ Could Be Explored
In the comics, Morlun fought Spider-Man till the latter was almost pushed to the brink of death. On his deathbed in the hospital, Peter saw Morlun come to finish the job. Morlun broke Mary Jane‘s arm, prompting him to give in to rage. This unleashed Spider-Man’s feral side. Peter transformed into a berserk spider-like creature that was thrice as powerful and faster than your regular friendly, neighborhood superhero. Spider-Man’s wild spider side has seldom been explored in the movies. The last time we saw it on screens was in 1994’s Spider-Man animated series.
He Is More Vicious And Violent Than Other Spider-Man Villains
After watching No Way Home, you may have been under the impression that no Spider-Man villain can be as menacing as the Green Goblin or Doc Ock. You are sorely mistaken. Morlun possesses the DNA of every living creature on Earth – birds, spiders, reptiles and amphibians, spiders, humans, and a lot more. He can drain the life force of others via touch. Spider-Man, who has taken hits from Thor and the Hulk, claimed that Morlun’s punches hit him the hardest. This is the same guy who literally scooped out Peter’s eye out of his socket and ate it in front of him.
His Powers Make Him The Perfect Spider-Man Predator
Morlun was created by magical entities to hunt Spider-men all across the multiverse. His unique tracking ability allows him to pin-point Peter Parker no matter which dimension or universe he is in. With his ability to go toe to toe with Spider-Man, Peter would find it very hard to defeat Morlun on his own. Maybe we may see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield along with other Spider-Men like Silk and Miles Morales come to give Tom Holland’s Peter a helping hand against Morlun.
The Spider-Society is a secret organization of warriors called hunters. These hunters are blessed with spider-tattoos that give them mystical abilities of the arachnids. Having existed since 1099 A.D., the Spider-Society has come up against numerous foes like the Sisterhood of the Wasp and the multiverse hopping Morlun. The introduction of the Spider-Society into the movies could mean a deeper exploration of Spider-Man’s powers. The fact that such a secret society has existed even before Peter was ever born would suggest there’s a whole world of stories out there Peter is still not aware of. Many popular comic book characters like Jessica Drew and Ezekiel Sims, both hunters of the Spider-Society, could be introduced in the No Way Home Sequel.