Why The Alien Costume Saga is The Perfect Continuation for the MCU’s Peter Parker
The movie event of the year, Spider-Man: No Way Home changed the landscape for the character; and we discuss why the Alien Costume Saga is the perfect continuation for the MCU’s Peter Parker.
In what stands alone as perhaps Marvel’s most anticipated and theorized films to date, Spider-Man: No Way Home debut as maybe the greatest Peter Parker story ever told.
Peter Parker faces off against some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains in a film that celebrates 20 years of the character’s history; ultimately ending in what can be the greatest sacrifice the character has ever made.
With the botched spell bringing forth enemies from every Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange crafts a spell to make the entire world forget Peter Parker is Spider-Man, creating a scenario where Peter exists in a world absent of any guidance from the many who have guided him through his first six years in the MCU.
With so much uncertainty surrounding where the story should go next, there is one story that could involve the film’s post-credits scene and a very vulnerable Spider-Man.
This is why the Alien Costume Saga is the perfect continuation for the MCU’s Peter Parker.
Fans who are familiar with the famed Comic Book storyline will remember the Alien Costume Saga as the storyline that saw Peter Parker first partner with the Symbiote suit following the events of Marvel’s Secret Wars.
With Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring a post-credit scene that showed a small piece of Sony’s Venom stays behind in the MCU timeline, it could open the door to the establishment of Peter’s Symbiote Spider-Man.
What makes the story so compelling is the previously established obsession that the Symbiote of Sony’s universe seemed to have with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker; this partnered with the attributes that make Peter susceptible to the Symbiote’s pull.
With the source material traditional driving Peter Parker to be more aggressive, the MCU could alter the story to see the Symbiote take advantage of Peter’s loneliness; with his vulnerability being the key quality that would lead to the potential film’s main conflict.
A Peter Parker who is so used to having guidance- whether in the form of his now-deceased Aunt May, Tony Stark, or Happy Hogan- the Symbiote could act as the force promising to help Peter Parker in a time he is so desperately alone.
Driving a more angry and dangerous Spider-Man, his realization of the dangers of partnering with the suit could lead to a conflict that could bring the MCU its very own Eddie Brock.
Following the comic book storyline that sees the Symbiote’s feeling of rejection at the hands of Peter Parker driving it to combine with a downtrodden and broken man in the form of Brock; creating a Venom more menacing than Sony’s Tom Hardy has proven to be.
The Alien Costume Saga is the perfect continuation for the MCU’s Peter Parker and could create an interesting predicament that forces Tom Hollands iteration of the character to realize his need for his friends, and their support; realizing the dangers of being completely alone.