Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland wants to see his version of Peter Parker team up with fellow Avengers character, the Hulk. This weekend, Spider-Man takes what many would argue as his rightful place within the MCU. One can argue whether or not he would have been part of the original cinematic Avengers team had Sony made him available back then, but regardless, Peter Parker is now finally within the welcoming arms of Marvel Studios. Sporting one of the all-time highest Rotten Tomatoes scores for a superhero film, and a predicted worldwide opening of around $200 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming looks to be what Spidey fans have long wanted, and what Sony seemed unable to provide any longer.
It’s well-known at this point that Spider-Man is contracted for at least three MCU solo films – including Homecoming – and will also appear during the massive gathering of characters known as Avengers: Infinity War and its still untitled sequel. In other words, Peter Parker will be web-slinging around the MCU for some time to come, and it’ll be interesting to see him have run-ins with other MCU regulars besides Iron Man. Well, outside of the brief interactions he had with some of them during the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War.
While fans will no doubt have their own preferences as to who they would like to see Spider-Man get mixed up with first, Holland revealed during an interview with MTV that his personal choice for most wanted Spider-Man team-up is with the Hulk. Holland’s reasoning for this desire and ideas about what the mismatched pair could do together are as follows.
“I really like the idea of Spider-Man and Hulk. There’s a really amazing picture from the comics where Spider-Man is sitting on a lamppost staring at Hulk, and I think that could be a really – there’s so many jokes you can make about the big green guy, so I think that would be a lot of fun.
I think it would be quite interesting to see Hulk try and squash him like a bug, like a sort of big brother-little brother type fight situation rather than a proper fight, just to see them have it off with each other, it would be really fun.”
As Holland partially alludes to, Spider-Man and the Hulk have crossed paths many times in the world of Marvel Comics, both as friends and as foes. While it’s hard to imagine a full-on fight between the two within the MCU – outside of perhaps an Age of Ultron-like situation where Hulk goes complete rage mode – it probably would indeed be amusing to see an annoyed Hulk try to lazily squash Spider-Man at some point, in the same way it was fun to watch Thor and the Hulk have a mostly friendly rumble in The Avengers.
As a combined fighting force though, Spider-Man and Hulk would certainly complement each other quite well, with Spidey’s speed and agility combined in tandem with Hulk’s explosive strength and power. Together, one imagines the duo could handle just about any threat. While it remains to be seen whether Spider-Man and Hulk will interact during Infinity War, it’s possible that Homecoming’s inclusion of Bruce Banner’s photo in one of Peter Parker’s high school classes was a low-key way of foreshadowing that they will.
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