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Tony Stark May Have Created The Spider That Transformed Peter Parker

By Prathamesh Athavale
January 31,2022

It is unclear how MCU’s Spider-Man originated. However, a few hints suggest that Tony Stark let to the creation of Spider that bit Peter Parker. The MCU is desiring to bring many comic characters onto the big screen. Sometimes This process takes longer than expected. Thanks to the deal between Sony and Marvel, Spider-Man became a part of the MCU. This has opened up a new door of possibilities for the MCU, considering the character’s potential.

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man debuted in the MCU through Captain America: Civil War. In the movie, Iron Man recruits him to his team to fight Captain America. Holland’s Peter Parker got his first solo film with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now Spider-Man has become one of the central characters in the MCU because he was part of the biggest MCU battles ever, in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He just became one of the few MCU heroes to have his trilogy, with his third solo film, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Tom Holland As Spiderman

Tom Holland As Spiderman

Origin of Holland’s Peter Parker is in dark, as his backstory before Civil War is still unexplored. There are a few theories that try to shed light on his origin. One of these suggests that the person behind the creation of the spider that bit Peter is none other than Tony Stark, which would also explain why he was so concerned with mentorship and watching over him right from the start.

Iron Man Has Created Many MCU Characters Before

Tom Holland As Spiderman

Iron man

Tony Stark created a lot of deadly weapons and suits, as seen in his trilogy. Although he is also responsible for the creation of a few characters as well, mostly villains. During the events of Iron Man 1, Tony influenced the Creation of Iron Monger, as Obadiah Stane turned against him. Stane used parts of Stark Technology and an arc reactor to create this new suit. Anton Vanko was the Antagonist in Iron Man 2. He sought revenge against Tony Stark after his father’s death, who worked with Howard Stark on the original arc reactor.

ironman arc reactor

Iron Man arc reactor

The following villain was Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3. He met Tony on New Year Eve in 1999 and Tony Promised to discuss Aldrich’s scientific progress on the rooftop, but he never showed up. Killian developed a hatred for Tony and later went after him. With the help of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Tony Stark also created Ultron,(voiced by James Spader), in order to protect humanity from unforeseen dangers. However, Ultron turned against humans as he evolved consciousness.

Tony also led the creation of Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), was a worker in Stark Industries who turned a criminal as Stark fired him from his job. The villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), is also a creation of Tony. Beck developed holographic technologies at Stark Industries. Tony rebranded Beck’s idea and fired him. Besides these characters, Tony contributed to the creation of Vision (Paul Bettany) as he uploaded the remnants of JARVIS into the body created by Ultron and Helen Cho. Although Vision did not turn into a villain.

Origin Of Previous Spider-Men’s Powers

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obey-Maguire-Andrew-Garfield-Spider-Man

The MCU has clarified that a multiverse exists in the franchise. This makes Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man movies are also a part of the MCU. Origin stories of both Spider-Man are different from each other. During a tour of Columbia University’s genetics laboratory, Tobey Maguire‘s Peter Parker gets bitten by genetically modified spider, and he quickly develops superpowers the next day.

Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker visited Oscorp Technologies after learning his father worked there. While noodling around in a secret storage room, a genetically-modified spider bit his on his neck. This became the source of Andrew’s Powers that turned him into Spider-Man.

There’s No Oscorp In The MCU

Oscorp Tower In Amazing Spider-Man

Oscorp Tower In Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-Man comics feature Peter Parker and Miles Morales getting bitten by modified spiders created by Oscorp, and a big-screen Spider-Man movie featured the same theme. Oscorp is the leading science and tech company in previous Spider-Man movies as well. While Oscorp was not involved in creating Tobey’s Spider-Man, it had a significant role in the franchise.

Thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home, we now know that Oscorp, Norman Osborn, and his son Harry will not appear in the MCU, as fans had been hoping. Because of the opening of the multiverse gates in No Way Home, various characters from the previous Spider-Man films have entered the MCU, including Willem Dafoe‘s Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. Confused by this, Norman Osborn soon learned that this was not his universe.

With no Oscorp in the MCU, it is possible that Stark Industries, which is the lead laboratory in this universe, is responsible for the creation of spider-Man.

Stark Industries Created Radioactive Spiders, Here’s How

The Stark Tower

The Stark Tower

Stark Industries is a pioneer in the MCU when it comes to science and technology. Tony Stark has unintentionally created many villains in the MCU. So it makes sense that he is also responsible for the creation of a hero, like Spider-Man. Just The Nobody’s on TikTok shares the theory that Stark Industries had created the radioactive spider for unknown reasons.

Iron Man 2 confirmed that the kid pictured with an Iron Man helmet was a young Peter Parker, which means Peter used to attend Stark Expo when he was a kid. In one such visit many years later, a radioactive spider may have bit Peter, making him the Spider-Man.

Tieing Iron Man And Peter Parker Together Makes Sense

Tony Stark and Peter Parker

Tony Stark and Peter Parker

Peter and Tony’s relationship gives a few hints about the possibility of Tony’s contribution to the making of Spider-Man. Before Tony met Peter Parker in Civil War, he knew one of his special spiders had escaped, so he knew Peter Parker had powers. Tony just had to figure out how to connect the dots. Tony took over Peter‘s mentorship and guidance not only as he progressed through his education but also in his superhero life, feeling responsible for him and so protective of him throughout.

Spider-Man fans have complained that Tony Stark is always there for Peter, which has prevented Peter from growing properly on his own. It makes sense that the spider that Stark Industries created the spider that bit Peter, although it is yet another tie-in to Iron Man.

Telling Tom Holland’s Spider-Man’s origin story is unnecessary to drive the narrative forward. However, it is an interesting dimension of Spider-Man’s story that can expand his story in the MCU. Tony Stark is no more, so Peter has to start his life anew after Spider-Man: No Way Home. It will excite the fans to see the new narrative, and find out if there’s a little room for the flashbacks in it.

 

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