'Spider-Man 3': Rumor suggests connection to X-Men and NBC cartoon 'Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends'
Not much is known about the upcoming Tom Holland movie beyond the fact that it will deal with Peter Parker's identity being revealed to the world but this new rumor suggests a connection to the X-Men and more
There's a new rumor doing the rounds online that, if true, could lead to some major characters being introduced in Marvel's upcoming 'Spider-Man' threequel. Not much is known about the upcoming Tom Holland movie beyond the fact that it will deal with Peter Parker's identity being revealed to the world but this new rumor suggests a connection to the X-Men and more.
According to noted scooper Daniel Richtman aka DanielRPK, Marvel Studios has plans to introduce fan-favorite character Firestar/Angelica Jones into the MCU. He hasn't mentioned whether this will be through one of the upcoming movies, Disney+ shows or something new entirely but Firestar is closely associated with both Spider-Man and the X-Men.
The character made her first appearance not in comics but on the iconic NBC cartoon 'Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends'. The show featured the adventures of best friends Spider-Man, Firestar, and Bobby Drake / Iceman of the X-Men.
Since then, Firestar has been inducted into the comics as a mutant and has been an important member of both the X-Men and the New Warriors. But considering her origins as a supporting character for Spider-Man, if she is to be introduced into the MCU, 'Spider-Man 3' does seem like the way to move forward. If Firestar does make it into the movie, she will be the first mutant to join the MCU after the Disney-Fox merger made the X-Men and mutants available to Marvel Studios for use in films. And fans of the cartoon who grew up watching her fight alongside Spidey and Iceman would also love to see Bobby Drake join the action as well, completing the trinity.
Of course, this is all just speculation right now and all such rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. However, Marvel does have to introduce mutants at some point and by starting with Firestar, they could do so without having to deal with all the expectations riding on the MCU's X-Men.
The third 'Spider-Man' movie is currently scheduled to release in theaters on November 5, 2021. It was originally scheduled to release on July 16, 2021, before being postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.