Throughout the marketing campaign for Spider-Man: Homecoming, both director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland suggested several villains for the sequel, all of whom had one thing in common: None of them appeared in previous Spider-Man movies.
Jon Watts said he'd like to see Morbius The Living Vampire in the Homecoming sequel, but, after seeing the first movie’s post-credits scene, we doubt that it’s going to happen. But Tom Holland's choice could play out pretty well, especially since the character has existed in the MCU since earlier this year. Want to know more?
The actor recently told Cinema Blend that the studio should check into story lines that haven’t been used in previous movies, and specifically referred to Clone Saga:
There are so many things we have not seen in Spider-Man yet…I want to use bad guys never seen in movies. The first films were so traditional, and so scrupulously followed the character’s classic plot…So there’s a lot of stuff left in stock. The Clone Saga, for example. It would be so cool…I could play seven characters. That means seven checks!
Sure, he was joking about that last part. However, a character named Ms. Warren appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming. So, what if Mr. Warren is in fact Miles Warren, aka the Jackal, who was the villain behind the Clone Saga?
I like the idea of having characters in front of Spider-Man who have the same powers as him. …It would make sense, because cloning is more or less coming true. It would make sense to talk about that. Like a villain who would say, “This kid has super powers, I want twenty like him who fight for me. I’ll take one of his hairs and try to clone him.” And obviously, it would go wrong!
The same idea proved to be both controversial and successful for Logan, and we believe that Marvel could make it work in the MCU. Sure, a couple of characters haven't been introduced (such as Gwen Stacy), but Marvel could find a way around that.
Should the Clone Saga story line be adapted?