Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been characterized by his youthful exuberance and wide-eyed enthusiasm that he brings to almost any situation, which usually involves him being way out of his depth. The MCU’s Peter Parker wouldn’t hurt a fly, but he would activate Instant Kill on the battlefield when the fate of the universe is at stake.
The third installment in the web-slinging franchise has been filming for a few weeks now, but so far, the only new additions to the ensemble are Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Jamie Foxx’s Electro, making it fairly obvious that the multiverse is in play. And after Homecoming and Far From Home scored solid reviews and bumper box office business, Sony and Marvel Studios will no doubt be looking to keep their working relationship intact for as long as possible.
There’s literally no way that Spider-Man 3 will even be anything close to the end of the line for Holland’s Spidey, then, and we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones that told us Thor: Love and Thunder will be adapting Jane Foster’s cancer storyline months before Natalie Portman confirmed it – that in a future film for the web-slinger, Peter Parker will be forced to kill his best friend Ned Leeds.
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Ever since Jacob Batalon’s comic relief sidekick was officially given a surname, speculation has linked him with an eventual turn to the dark side, following in his comic book counterpart’s footsteps and becoming Hobgoblin. Those rumors kicked up a gear when it was revealed the actor had lost over 100 pounds, leading to theories making the rounds that the seeds could be sown as soon as Spider-Man 3, and it seems this might indeed be the case.
According to our intel, Ned will eventually lose his entire family in an accident and he’ll hold Spidey personally responsible for it, which reportedly causes his slow burning transformation into Hobgoblin, with his former best friend ultimately forced to kill him when things get out of hand. That’s pretty heavy stuff for a Spider-Man movie, and we don’t expect to see it until at least the fourth installment of the franchise, but we’re told that it’s definitely the direction that Marvel is headed in right now and it’ll be interesting to watch how the upcoming threequel starts laying the groundwork for Ned’s dark turn.