Spider-Man: Homecoming flies into theaters next week, and promises to introduce a whole slew of new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But according to one recent rumor, one of the film's supporting characters might end up hopping universes to appear in Sony's Silver & Black.
Last month, rumored story details were revealed about the Spider-verse film, which will reportedly include characters such as Spider-Woman, Norman Osborn, and Robot Master. The later of those characters will also have two henchmen, including Mac Gargan/The Scorpion.
And now, SplashReport is speculating whether or not Gargan's MCU counterpart will appear in the Sony film. Michael Mando (Better Call Saul, Orphan Black) is listed as playing the role in Homecoming, although its unclear in exactly what capacity. The leading rumor is that Mando could also play the character in Silver & Black's much more significant role.
There's currently no indication as to whether or not this will actually happen, but it's certainly interesting. If that casting did come to fruition, it would make Gargan the first character to cross over between the cinematic universes, despite execs from both Sony and Marvel saying that the two would stay separate.
But of course, there's also a chance that the character could be played by a different actor, similar to how Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox used Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in both Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men: Days of Future Past. With both cinematic universes establishing their own corners of the Spider-verse, it's certainly a possibility.
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.