Parker Industries: Next Stop For Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU?

While Marvel Studios has taken several measures to separate its Spider-Man from Sony’s previous illustrations, the paramount differentiating factor is Iron Man. In most of Peter Parker’s origin stories, Uncle Ben is at the core. However, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) rendition, Tom Holland’s Parker becomes Stark’s protege and a father-son dynamic between the two flourishes in place of Uncle Ben’s well-known influence.

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The MCU does not eliminate Uncle Ben from existence; rather, the character’s on-screen presence is deemed inconsequential to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man arc. Now, rumor has it that Parker may continue to follow in Tony Stark’s footsteps, as Marvel Studios may follow a comic book plot trajectory yet to appear on the silver screen. Parker Industries may be making its way front and center. 

Recent insider reports claim that Parker Industries may be the next step in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man journey — further cementing Tony Stark’s lasting influence on Parker (post-demise) and creating an opportunity for the notorious Dr. Otto Octavious to enter the picture. 

Parker Industries may be coming to the MCU

According to Marvel and DC Insider Mikey Sutton, Parker Industries may finally receive the silver screen treatment. Sutton stated: 

SCOOP – 12/18/19:…Peter Parker is a rich man. Possibly. There has been talk of adapting the Parker Industries scenario from the comic books to the silver screen. Love it or loathe it, it is a take on Parker that’s never been shown in the movies before. Parker owning a billion-dollar tech company would have Parker following in the footsteps of his late mentor, Tony  Stark. Kevin Feige loved how Doctor Octopus was handled in Sam Raimi’s second Spider-Man film, and this provides a way of bringing the character fresh into the MCU. This most likely will NOT BE in Spider-Man 3, but it has been talked about for its creative and comedic potential.

Mikey Sutton, Geekosity: All Things Pop Culture 

In terms of Parker Industries — aside from the obvious connection to Stark Industries — what do you need to know about the corporation, and how does it relate to Doctor Octopus?

Inside Parker Industries and the Doctor Octopus connection 

Parker Industries is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company headquartered at the Baxter Building in Manhattan, employing thousands with 47 different locations spread across the globe, as Marvel.Fandom explains. Of course, the President and CEO of the company is Peter Parker.

While Peter Parker comes to lead Parker Industries, the company starts out in someone else’s hands…sort of. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) was inhabiting Peter Parker’s body when he decided to create his own company, Parker Industries (after Horizon Labs fired him). 

When Otto Octavius hands control back to Peter Parker, Parker decides to take the company over, managing its various interests and slowly severing ties with his Spider-Man identity. While the MCU will likely adjust the story a bit, if Parker industries comes to the silver screen, fans could expect Doctor Octopus to appear as well.