Spider-Man: Homecoming's Michael Mando is teasing a special Spider-Man surprise for San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Even though Michael Keaton's Vulture was the main villain in Homecoming, Tom Holland's Peter Parker had to fight several villains. One of these new foes was Michael Mando, who played Mac Gargan aka Scorpion. He was a low-level villain in the first film, but the mid-credits scene of Homecoming teased a bigger future for him moving forward.
So far, there's been no word on Scorpion's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man: Far From Home is already filming and is looking at Jake Gyllenhaal to play the main villain of Mysterio. His casting and many others have yet to be confirmed, which could give Sony some MCU related announcements to make this weekend at SDCC. Even though they weren't necessarily expected, a tease from Mando makes it seem likely.
Mando posted part of Homecoming's mid-credits scene today on Instagram with a caption full of teases. It reads, "Gee, I sure hope Spider-Man shows up" with hashtags for SDCC, Scorpion, and Vulture. Mando is already confirmed to be attending SDCC as part of Better Call Saul's promotion of season 4 on Thursday, but this could indicate he'll be on hand for Sony's panel on Friday night and that some news is coming.
The mid-credits scene is purposefully vague for Scorpion's future, but he certainly has one. Mando's tease puts the focus more on whether or not Holland will make an appearance. However, with him already in town, he too could be involved in whatever Sony has planned. The most likely announcement he could be teasing is that he's going to return in Far From Home in some capacity. Gargan says he knows other guys who want a piece of Spider-Man, so maybe those people are Mysterio and Chameleon, who may be part of Far From Home too.
If Sony (and, hopefully, Marvel) are thinking big, it is possible that Mando is teasing an even bigger announcement. Sony was at one point going to make a Sinister Six movie, but it fell apart once Marvel Studios got involved with rebooting Spidey. In the two new Spider-Man films, they've already laid the groundwork for a handful of villains that could make up the first iteration of the Sinister Six. While this would be incredibly early and exactly the opposite of Marvel's current strategy of saying nothing, Sony could potentially reignite the project within the MCU continuity - or declare this storyline as the future for the third Holland solo film.
Whatever Mando is teasing will, thankfully, be revealed soon. Sony's panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is Friday night from 6:15-7:15 pm PST. Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are confirmed to have presences during the panel, but some additional Spidey related announcements could be in store if Mando's tease has some validity to it.
Source: Michael Mando
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019