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“They are saving it for a film further down the line”: Spider-Man 4 Allegedly Won’t Show Tom Holland Don the Black Symbiote Suit – MCU May Be Saving it For Secret Wars

"They are saving it for a film further down the line": Spider-Man 4 Allegedly Won't Show Tom Holland Don the Black Symbiote Suit - MCU May Be Saving it For Secret Wars

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally picking up pace after the unjustifiable lagging narrative in its entire Phase Four segment, especially with Spider-Man 4 receiving promising updates now more than ever. But with great success comes added responsibilities. One of the biggest theatrical launches of Marvel Studios in the post-pandemic era, i.e. Spider-Man: No Way Home successfully merges Peter Parker’s story with that of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe via its insinuating post-credits scene.

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Even though the contractual agreement between Marvel and Sony wouldn’t allow for an elaborate Venom appearance in the mainstream MCU, the scrap evidence left behind by the alien symbiote in its wake before returning to the SSMU was enough catalyst to ignite a Bully Maguire narrative in Marvel.

MCU’s Spider-Man 4 Moves Away From the Symbiote Suit Arc

MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy has been the most successful solo hat trick by any of the Marvel superheroes. Tom Holland‘s incredible performance and screen presence have allowed for the Sony x Marvel partnership to foray into the future with continued narratives to come. One of these plots was expected to bring the alien symbiote, Venom, into play as Spider-Man finally goes up against his ultimate arch-enemy, who can inherently rival the young superhero’s strength and intelligence at a molecular level.

However, recent reports indicate that the clashing agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios only allows for the latter’s temporary ownership over the fan-favorite character. As such, established antiheroes such as Venom and Morbius, who Sony was clever enough to quickly introduce into their cinematic universe before Marvel called dibs, cannot travel back and forth between SSMU and MCU as and when they please.

Venom's crossover into MCU is a distant dream
Venom’s crossover into MCU is a distant dream

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So the parasitic symbiote suit, which should have been a driving catalyst for Peter Parker’s formative arc in Spider-Man 4 will still remain very much in the backseat, at least until Marvel’s epic Phase Six finale can cash in all of Kevin Feige’s trump cards and haul over Tom Hardy and his alien bromance into the MCU.

When Will the Black Symbiote Suit Debut in the MCU?

As long as Peter Parker has been the wall-crawling, web-slinging, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, the semi-sentient alien life-form dubbed as Venom has been a persistent thorn in his side. Even though not as constant as the Green Goblin or Doc Ock or any of the mad scientists for that matter, Venom has posed an equal threat, if not more so, to the life and reputation of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. But while Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire weaves the alien symbiote into the story, Marvel is yet to find the right opportunity for the teenage superhero to rise up against the parasitic antihero.

Spider-Man: Far From Home brings a version of the black suit into MCU
Spider-Man: Far From Home brings a version of the black suit into MCU

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In the comics, Secret Wars was the first issue to officially witness Spider-Man donning the now-infamous black garb. The same could be true for the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Avengers: Secret Wars has been inching increasingly closer and there is hardly enough time or opportunity to introduce a Spider-Man project that can focus exclusively on the symbiote arc.

Spider-Man 4 will deal with the repercussions of Peter Parker and Doctor Strange’s multiversal mess that leads to every person on the planet forgetting about Spider-Man’s true identity. While Peter Parker focuses on reconstructing the pieces of his life and dealing with the loss of May as well as losing MJ and Ned, the teenager will have his plate full with saving the neighborhood and attending college amid repairing lost relationships and processing the trauma of No Way Home‘s climactic events.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is available for streaming on Starz.

Source: Heavy Spoilers

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.