So far in every MCU Spider-Man film Peter Parker has had a mentor. In Spider-Man: Homecoming he was mentored by Tony Stark/Iron Man. Tony made Peter’s brand new suit in Captain America: Civil War and helped him out a lot in trying to take down Vulture. In Spiderman: Far From Home, Peter was mentored by Nick Fury (secretly the Skrull Talos) and to an extent Quentin Beck/Mysterio. “Nick Fury” gave Peter a brand new S.H.I.E.L.D. stealth suit and helped him take down Mysterio and his illusions once he was discovered as the culprit behind the Elementals.
In Spiderman: No Way Home, Doctor Strange will take over the role as Peter’s mentor, helping him against what looks to be multiverse villains from past Spider-Man franchises. Needless to say, Marvel and Sony have made it clear that this Peter Parker is young and needs an older hero to guide him on his adventures. Considering Jon Watts, who has directed all three MCU Spider-Man films, will also be directing Fantastic Four for Marvel Studios. It makes sense that Reed Richard/Mr. Fantastic will be Peter’s next mentor and here are a few reasons why.
Spider-Man has teamed up with the Fantastic Four numerous times in the comics. Even going as far as joining the team when a member becomes incapacitated. The Fantastic Four are based out of New York City which is where Peter Parker spends most of his time. Typically Johnny Storm and Peter Parker are around the same age and occasionally go to the same school. By the fourth Spider-Man film, Peter Parker should be in college and that would be a great place for him to meet Johnny Storm and potentially have Reed as one of his professors. Lastly, Reed Richards is one of the most intelligent people in the Marvel Universe and Peter would stand to learn a lot from him
Our original thought on the title for the fourth film was Spider-Man: Home Invasion. Tying in with the upcoming Secret Invasion miniseries for Disney+, possibly setting up Peter having to work with yet another older hero to protect New York from aliens. But then again, who doesn’t enjoy a good pun? Spiderman: Home Stretch would be a great title alluding to the fact that Mr. Fantastic will be mentoring Peter in his next adventure. Perhaps they will team up together against Beetle, who in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics is a Latverian mercenary. Thus tying the story back to one of the most dangerous Marvel villains and the Fantastic Four’s arch-nemesis, Doctor Doom!
Until we can get more information on the future of Spider-Man, enjoy watching the Spiderman: No Way Home trailer below!
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