Holland expressed his enthusiasm for bringing in Spider-Girl, Peter Parker’s female clone, into the fold for a potential sequel.
We’re still a couple of months away from the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but star Tom Holland is already starting to field questions about the second installment of the rebooted Marvel and Sony series, revealing that he’d like to see Spider-Girl introduced in the sequel. While speaking with Brazilian entertainment website CinePOP, star Tom Holland was asked which villains he’d like to see in the sequel. After naming a pair of fan-favorite foes, the actor offered up a somewhat-unexpected possibility: Spider-Girl.
There’s so many good villains, I really like Mysterio, I like Kraven. I really like the “Clone Saga.” I think it could be really cool if Peter, or Spider-Man has to fight people with the same powers as him. Spider Woman’s super cool. … I think she’s called Spider-Girl, who is his clone. They kind of like hit it off and they take their masks off and they’re like… [shocked look] What the hell! They’re like the same person, but she’s just a girl. I think that’s really cool.
Of course, Spider-Girl, aka May Parker, the daughter of Peter and Mary Jane Parker from a future, alternative universe, isn’t traditionally a villain, and her story might be difficult to translate to the big screen. (Update: It’s been pointed out that Holland is likely referring to Jessica Drew from Ultimate Spider-Man.) However, fans have long clamored for Kraven to make his live-action debut, and there are certainly ways “The Clone Saga” could be reinterpreted within the framework of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Holland and Harrier as Peter Parker and Liz Allen, respectively, along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Michael Keaton as the Vulture. The film’s full plot synopsis is below:
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.