Warning: This article contains spoilers for HOMECOMING, and its speculations and theories for 2 and 3; as well as, INFINITY WAR and speculations and theories for its sequel.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING solidified Peter Parker’s place in the MCU and was an improvement over THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN films. But where will Spider-Man go next? Look no further as we go over characters and plotlines that could appear in upcoming films.

SPIDER-MAN and the Avengers

Spider-Man and the Avengers
Spidey and Squad

It was quite the surprise at the end of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING to have Peter Parker turn down Tony Stark’s offer to join the Avengers. After the Web-Slinger apprehended the Vulture, Stark offers Parker a place on the team(and a new suit). Peter, feeling he still has more to learn, declines, preferring to keep to the streets and leaves Stark to face a room full of journalists waiting for the newest Avenger.

The choice by Watts to not have Spider-Man join the team this early in his career was smart. This allows him more time to better his skills as a crimefighter and not have his membership seem rushed. However, with Tom Holland slated to appear in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, it seems highly likely Spidey’s presence will be needed in the ultimate battle for the MCU.

Tony and Peter’s relationship in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony and Peter
Courtesy of Marvel Studios

One standout element in HOMECOMING was the relationship between Tony and Peter. It’s cool to see Peter Parker have a mentor figure who isn’t someone who’s trying to kill him (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man ’02) or is killed off quickly (Uncle Ben SM ’02 and Amazing Spider-Man ’12).

READ: Want more on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING? Here’s ComicsVerse’s review of the movie!

Tony Stark, who’s undergone a lot of character changes over his nine-year presence in the MCU, serves Peter well, providing him with guidance and occasional discipline. This might be short-lived though if Stark doesn’t survive INFINITY WAR or its sequel.

Vulture, Scorpion and the Sinister Six.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Vulture
Vulture in Action

During the credits, we see a newly imprisoned Adrian Toomes walking in a prison line, talking with Mac Gargan (the future Scorpion) about Toomes possibly knowing Spider-Man’s identity. Gargan explains his desire to form a team to take down the Web-Slinger. Toomes lies by saying he doesn’t know who Spider-Man is. The big question we have is, did Toomes do this with the intention of taking down Spidey himself?

READ: Want more on Vulture? Read ComicsVerse’s analysis here!

Or is this his way of thanking Spider-Man for saving his life? Either way, I doubt this will be the last we’ll see of the Vulture, and it’s a strong indication that the Sinister Six will appear somewhere down the line in Peter’s burgeoning career as Spider-Man. When that time comes, will Toomes be willing to help Peter face the group or will he get his revenge?

Aaron Davis?

Spider-Man: Homecoming Aaron Davis
Aaron and Miles

Even though we didn’t get Donald Glover as Miles Morales, he still appears as petty criminal Aaron Davis. We all know him as the Prowler, but he’s also known as the uncle of Miles Morales.

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This is implied by the conversation he has with Spidey about the Vulture as he expresses his intent to have the villain’s activities stay off the streets so that “his nephew” can be safe. Could this mean that Miles Morales will appear and succeed Peter in the role of Spider-Man? Maybe Davis could serve as a valuable informant to Spidey that could lead to the two crossing paths.

SPIDER-MAN’s School of Web-Swinging and Crime-Fighting

Spider-Man: Homecoming Spidey in High School
Peter and Friends

One aspect that I thought worked in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING was the choice to have Peter Parker remain in high school. The film covers the majority of Peter’s sophomore year, ending in his final months. It will be interesting to see how Feige and co. incorporate the model of the Harry Potter films in HOMECOMING’s sequel and potential third film.

READ: What Is Up With The Diversity in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING?

We could see Peter and Ned grow as friends and partners in crime-fighting, or how Peter tries to balance his crime-fighting responsibilities and his studies. Also, we can see more of his interactions with Michelle, and find out if her initials (MJ) signify anything.

Those are my thoughts on what’s to come. What do you think will happen next? Leave your own theories and predictions in the comments below! And if you haven’t seen it yet, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is in theaters now!

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