We’ve gotten Alligator Loki and Throg (Frog Thor) in the MCU, so why not Spider-Ham?
Now that the Marvel/Disney+ series Loki has wrapped, fans are expecting the Multiverse to be the primary plot point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future. Films like Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home are sure to be dealing with the repercussions of Loki and Sylvie’s actions in the six part series. While not a ton is known about any of these upcoming films, Spider-Man: No Way Home is certainly the one that Disney is keeping shrouded in the most secrecy.
Despite Disney keeping their lips sealed tight, confirmations of returning Spider-Man villains and rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return have led fans to one conclusion: We’re getting a full blown Spider-Verse movie! Of course, we already got one Spider-Verse movie with the award winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike and proved that fans want to see the varying, alternate incarnations of their favorite, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
While it’s expected that we’ll see at least three iterations of Peter Parker in the third MCU Spider-Man outing, there’s a chance we could also see the fan favorite web slinging pig, Peter Porker, AKA Spider–Ham.
The anthropomorphic pig was voiced by comedian John Mulaney for his appearance in Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse and was a highlight of that film. If you had asked me two years ago if we would see a Spider-Man Pig in the MCU my answer would have been and emphatic “No.” But now I’m not so sure. The post credits scene of Loki episode 4 featured various versions of Loki from alternate universes and timelines. One of which appeared to be an alligator wearing Loki’s classic horns. In episode 5, Alligator Loki was featured prominently and praised by viewers as being a hilarious and ambitious addition. Also spotted in episode 5 (all though only in a quick Easter Egg) was Throg, the Frog imbued with the powers of Thor from the Marvel comics. The frog could be seen trapped in a jar and buried beneath the earth as it fought to reach a Mjolnir buried nearby.
After seeing an Alligator Loki and a Frog Thor make an appearance in the MCU, the idea of a Spider-Man pig suddenly doesn’t seem so out of reach. Especially when Spider-Ham is a well known character who has already appeared in comics, television and film.