Major Spider-Man 4 Theory Answers 7-Year-Old MCU Villain Mystery

  • Tom Holland's Spider-Man could face a powerful new villain in Marvel Studios' upcoming Spider-Man 4.
  • Mac Gargan hasn't been seen since 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, but he could return as Venom in Spider-Man 4.
  • Peter Parker could get his black costume upgrade in Spider-Man 4 prior to Phase 6's Avengers: Secret Wars.
A three-year-old MCU theory points to a terrifying new villain being introduced to the franchise, and this is now more likely to happen in Marvel Studios' upcoming Spider-Man 4, helping to solve a mystery that's gone unanswered since 2017. In December 2021, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige confirmed that a fourth Spider-Man project was in active development for the MCU, and though there haven't been many updates since then, Tom Holland is expected to return as Peter Parker's Spider-Man in the much-anticipated sequel. After the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker's next MCU storyline will be wildly different.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, released as part of the MCU's Phase 4, marked a huge change for Tom Holland's Peter Parker. He teamed up with his multiversal variants, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, to battle villains from other realities, before Doctor Strange's spell erased him from the memories of everyone on Earth. This means Spider-Man 4 will catch up with Spider-Man as an anonymous hero, but this presents the perfect opportunity for some age-old MCU mysteries to finally be addressed, and for new, but familiar, villains to be introduced to battle the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.
Your browser does not support the video tag. Related 10 Ways Tom Holland's Spider-Man 4 Could Be A "Significant Event" For The MCU Tom Holland"s Spider-Man 4 has received an exciting update, and there are some great stories to make the MCU movie the event it is teased to be.
Mac Gargan’s Scorpion Still Hasn’t Been Seen Since Spider-Man: Homecoming One of these old MCU mysteries includes the introduction of Michael Mando's Mac Gargan in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Initially, Mac Gargan debuted as a potential buyer for Adrian Toomes' alien weapons and technology, though he was apprehended by Spider-Man and arrested by the FBI. Gargan returned in Spider-Man: Homecoming's post-credits scene, which saw him approach Toomes in prison with the theory that Toomes knew Spider-Man's civilian identity. This teased Gargan's evolution into the Scorpion, his villainous identity in Marvel Comics, and hinted at his quick return to the MCU to pose a new threat to Peter Parker's Spider-Man.
Seven years after Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mac Gargan still hasn't returned to the MCU, and is presumably still in prison, though he hasn't been seen or heard from since. In subsequent projects, Spider-Man has faced villains such as Thanos, Mysterio, and Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Lizard, Sandman, and Electro from alternate realities, but the whereabouts of Mac Gargan and the minutiae of his vendetta against Spider-Man haven't been made clear. With Spider-Man 4 set to see Peter Parker start from scratch, this may be the perfect time for Gargan to return to the MCU, perhaps as an entirely new villain.
MCU Spider-Man Villains
MCU Project
Adrian Toomes' Vulture
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Jackson Brice & Herman Schultz's Shockers
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Mac Gargan
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) & Endgame (2019)
Quentin Beck's Mysterio
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Norman Osborn's Green Goblin
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Otto Octavius' Doctor Octopus
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Max Dillon's Electro
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Flint Marko's Sandman
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Curt Connors' Lizard
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Related Ranking Every Villain In The MCU's Spider-Man Movies Tom Holland"s Spider-Man movies have some of the strongest, most compelling villains in the MCU, from the Vulture to the revamped Green Goblin.
Mac Gargan Becomes Venom’s Host In Spider-Man 4 Theory Close Tom Hardy made an appearance as Eddie Brock from Sony's Spider-Man Universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home's post-credits scene, though he was soon returned home. However, after he was gone, it was revealed that a small piece of the Venom symbiote had been left in the MCU, teasing the upcoming introduction of Spider-Man's black suit and Venom himself. While there are many potential characters that Venom could bond himself to, including the MCU's own version of Eddie Brock, a three-year-old theory suggests that Mac Gargan may be Venom's perfect host, and this could now be more likely than ever.
In Marvel Comics, Mac Gargan became the host of the Venom symbiote in 2005's Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #10, becoming the alien's third host after Peter Parker and Eddie Brock. This means that Mac Gargan could return in the MCU's Spider-Man 4 as the host of Venom, addressing mysteries created in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: No Way Home. This would also allow Venom to live on in live-action, as 2024's Venom: The Last Dance has been confirmed to be the character's final project in Sony's Spider-Man Universe, so bringing the villain into the MCU would be the best choice.
Related Venom 3 Update Confirms What We All Suspected About Tom Hardy's Marvel Movie A new update for Venom 3 from Sony Motion Pictures Group chairman Tom Rothman confirms one key detail about Tom Hardy"s Marvel threequel.
Spider-Man 4 Theory Gives Peter Parker A Major Upgrade Before Avengers: Secret Wars A theory posed by Austin Medeiros in May 2024 suggests that this could be the perfect evolution for Mac Gargan in the MCU, helping to tie up loose ends that have gone unanswered for seven years. However, this theory goes one step further by suggesting that Peter Parker could also get a major upgrade in Spider-Man 4. The theory notes that Peter Parker could lose his life in Spider-Man 4, perhaps in battle with Mac Gargan's Venom or the Kingpin of New York City, Wilson Fisk, which would prompt the Venom symbiote to instead choose him as its host.
Peter Parker became the first host of the Venom symbiote in Marvel Comics in 1984's Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8, in which he thought he was simply fabricating himself a new suit while on Battleworld. Venom initially presented itself as a black suit that gifted Spider-Man more abilities, so he sported the sleek costume long after Secret Wars, before learning its true nature. The idea of Venom appearing in Marvel Studios' Spider-Man 4 suggests Tom Holland's Peter Parker could receive his black costume prior to 2027's Avengers: Secret Wars, though this could end in disaster for the young hero.
Spider-Man Homecoming 4 Not Yet Rated SuperheroActionAdventure Spider-Man: Homecoming 4 is the first sequel to the MCU's Spider-Man trilogy starring Tom Holland as the titular wall-crawler. After wiping his identity for the public's memory in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker continues his crime-fighting adventures without the aid of Iron Man technology or the support of his former allies.
Cast Tom Holland , Zendaya , Jacob Batalon Upcoming MCU Movies
Release Date
Deadpool & Wolverine
July 26, 2024
Captain America: Brave New World
February 14, 2025
May 5, 2025
The Fantastic Four
July 25, 2025
November 7, 2025
Avengers 5
May 1, 2026
Avengers: Secret Wars
May 7, 2027


不想錯過? 請追蹤FB專頁!    
前一頁 後一頁