The MCU’s Peter Parker has been without a mentor after Spider-Man: No Way Home Tom Holland’s recent adventure in the MCU Phase 4 has provided some brilliant moments for the franchise, seeing the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man while also bringing back 5 villains from previous Spider-Man movies produced by Sony.
Spider-Man: No Way Home also marked some significant changes in Peter Parker’s MCU story, as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man faced threats from across the multiverse, cementing his identity as a Major MCU that also led to Peter’s emotional and unprecedented sacrifice.
Spider-Man: No Way Home ended with Doctor Strange using his mind-sweeping spell across the Multiverse and making everyone forget who was Peter Parker and now anonymous Spider-Man settling in a New York apartment with nobody turn to help him.
In MCU-previous Spider-man films, Peter always had a mentor to look up to him and seek advice from, whether it be Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mysterio and Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far from Home, Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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As he heads into the MCU’s next Spider-Man trilogy, however, Peter Parker is now completely alone, so there is speculation about who will fill this mentor vacancy in the future.
Throughout his career in Marvel Comics, Spider-Man had several team-ups with a variety of other superheroes, but after their meeting in 1966’s Daredevil #16, Spider-Man and Daredevil would become partners. Both heroes operate in anonymity protecting the streets of New York, so they share many similarities besides their red costumes.
This friendship would take the pair on many adventures together, including a joint Daredevil and SpiderMan in 2001. With Matt Murdock now in MCU, it’s possible that we could see Daredevil become the next mentor for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Charlie Cox originally portrayed Murdock in Marvel’s Television’s Netflix series Daredevil but later they joined the MCU with the proper appearances in Spiderman: No Way Home, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law ahead of his solo quest in Marvel Phase 5’s Daredevil: Born Again.
The fact that Matt Murdock has already made an appearance as Peter Parker’s lawyer in No Way Home creates a solid connection between the pair, despite the fact that Matt Murdock will no longer be knowing who Peter Parker is because of Doctor Strange’s Spell.
In Spiderman 4, we could easily see Peter Parker in trouble and seeking help from a lawyer he knows he can trust, especially since he knows Matt Murdock’s abilities.
The Partnership between Peter Parker and Carol Danvers in Marvel Comics is a little complicated. The unlikely pair briefly dated during a 2009 comic series, though this didn’t turn into anything serious, and it’s hard to imagine this occurring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the massive age difference between Spiderman and Captain Marvel.
However, these two brilliant Avengers have another connection that could spell good news from Parkor’s mentor for Parker than Carol Danvers, as Captain Marvel and Spiderman shared a moment on the battlefield in Avengers Endgame and it’s possible that Danvers even remembers who Peter Parker is.
Captain Marvel is widely regarded as one of the strongest superheroes in the MCU, as she was imbued with the raw power of Tesseract (Space Stone), which grants her remarkable and unmatchable abilities. The sheer scale of her power could have made her immune to Doctor Stange’s spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which would provide MCU’s Spider-Man with a friendly familiar face in the world where he feels completely alone.
Perhaps no other hero would make a better mentor for Spiderman than Captain Marvel though she has her own mastery to contend with during Phase 5’s The Marvel, so far availability has been strained.
At the beginning of 2016, Marvel Comics released a 50-issue series titled SpiderMan/Deadpool, which was a mismatched pair team-up for a multitude of epic missions, and although Deadpool has actually hired kill Peter Parker, the pair find mutual respect for each other over the course of their journey.
These 2 characters probably couldn’t be more opposite, but that’s why they work so brilliantly together, so seeing this dynamic in the MCU would be the perfect next step for Spider-Man after No Way Home.
After Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019, Ryan Reynolds was quickly confirmed to be making the move from Fox’s X-Men franchise into Marvel Studios’ shared universe, reprising his role of Wade Wilson aka. Deadpool in Phase 6’s Deadpool 3.
The upcoming film will Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine enters the MCU thanks to the multiverse, and while Hugh Jackman probably won’t be hanging around, Deadpool will stay. This creates the perfect opportunity for some hilarious crossovers, potentially seeing the Mere and Mouth take Spider-Man under his unconventional wings.