Despite #SaveSpider-Man hashtag trending across social media, it nearly sure that deal between Sony Pictures and Disney is not through. This clearly indicates the untimely exit of Spider-Man from Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Considering Tony Stark’s (played by Tom Holland) integral role, a well thought out script is essential to explain the smooth demise of the superhero.
Possibly, the key to this lies in Doctor Strange film- Dr. Strange into the Multiverse of Madness.
Lately, a fan theory is going around-
In the post-credit scenes of Dr. Strange into the Multiverse of Madness, Peter approaches Strange for help, after he’s been exposed and framed. The latter offers him a portal into an alternate universe- free of cosmic or any Avenger level threats, and relatively safer. Left with no choice, Peter takes one last longing look at the world he’s going and then, he and May vanish into the portal.
From thereon, the story can be continued in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man 3, where Peter and May have arrived in ‘Venom Verse.’ Sooner than later, Peter realizes that Dr. Strange was wrong, and another version of exists in this universe too, with the name Ben Reilly. And guess what? Ben Reilly possess Spider-Man like powers as well!
Given that Sony Pictures and Marvel have put a stall to all negotiations, though the theory seems far-fetched and has many loopholes, with a few amendments, it might just work!
The idea here suggests that Sony and Marvel work out one additional scene, allowing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May to appear in the post-credits scene of Doctor Strange.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen starrer, Doctor Strange is expected to hit the theatres in 2021.
In case, Disney and Sony, reach amicable terms, the Reddit user has suggested an alternative theory-
Scarlet Witch uses her mind stone powers and makes the whole world forget about Spider-Man’s identity.