Why ‘Spider-Man 3’ Could Be on the Slow Side Leading up to Its Conclusion: Inside the Upcoming MCU Movie

Spider-Man 3 is shaping up to be one of the most expansive films in Marvel history (if not in cinematic record). Reports suggest that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield may suit up once more for the Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, bridging the Sony Spider-Verse with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Peter Parker narrative. Alfred Molina has already signed the dotted line to reprise Doctor Octopus — the main antagonist from 2004’s Spider-Man 2 — in the upcoming movie. 

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Spider-Man star Tom Holland | Chung Sung-Jun / Staff

Yet, according to reports from the well-known Marvel and DC insider Mikey Sutton, Spider-Man 3 may not be the high-octane film fans are expecting…at least not until the bitter end. Sutton is known for breaking Marvel news before the studio releases information, as he predicted that Christian Bale would take on Gorr the God Butcher way before the recent Disney announcement. He recently told his GeekosityMag readers why Spider-Man 3 may boast a slow-boiling plot. 

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‘Spider-Man 3’ may take time to dive into the consequences surrounding MJ and Peter’s relationship 

Sutton explained that the movie will explore Parker and MJ’s dynamic, culminating in a “final act” that is action-packed. He said: 

“First of all, the burgeoning romance between Parker and MJ will deepen in the movie. Those expecting action from beginning to end are not going to receive what they are seeking. Don’t get me wrong: The last act of the film, which I will preview below, has the potential to rival Infinity War and Endgame.” 

Mikey Sutton | GeekosityMag

Sutton goes on to explain that the film will be similar to Civil War, in that it will balance character introductions — building the foundation for complex interrelationships — with its overarching plotline. 

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Will Zendaya’s MJ be the one in danger? 

According to Sutton, MJ and Parker will find out just how dangerous their romance is. The villains will go after MJ instead of Parker. Thus, their relationship is definitely going to be tested leading up to the film’s final battle. 

As for the final fight, it’s likely that each version of Spider-Man will be seen battling their respective antagonists (with or without help from others), and possibly across time and space. Remember: the multiverse is coming. Yet, while there may be a major, high-octane, edge-of-your-seat battle, the rest of the movie may be more about MJ and Parker — their love, their struggles, and Parker’s growing superhero identity.