Spider-Man played by Tom Holland works with the Avengers, but why are there no other heroes in the Spider-Man world of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield?
Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, really started his superhero career when he joined the Avengers.
But the Spider-Man world of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield does not have its own Avengers for several reasons.
In “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, three Peter Parkers played by Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield compare the universe, heroes and villains.
The early Spider-Man didn’t even know what the Avengers were.
But Tobey Maguire mentioned Superman, which obviously shows that the superhero comics already exist in his Spider-Man world.
It’s just that in his Spider-Man career, he has never really had other heroes to cooperate with.
From 2002 to 2007, Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man led the big screen.
The Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi tells the story of Peter Parker against Green Goblin, Doctor Oak, Sandman and Venom.
Three of these four enemies appear in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
Sony Pictures decided in 2012 and 2014 to cooperate with Andrew Garfield to restart the “Spider-Man” series of movies. Peter Parker once again faced a group of similar villains.
But there is one major difference between these films and Tom Holland’s films: they are almost all alone, and there is no mention of other heroes who can come out to help him.
In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, although J. Jonah Jameson mentioned that there was a Doctor Strange in that universe, it never actually appeared.
Obviously, there must be other heroes in the universe. But Spider-Man played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield has never been seen before, let alone collaborated with him.
This is the opposite of Parker, played by Tom Holland, who is almost a member of the Avengers.
The most important reason why the Spider-Man universe of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield does not have Avengers is that Sony does not have their copyright.
When Sony bought the copyright of Spider-Man in 1999, the Avengers and MCU were still more than ten years apart.
In addition, Sony only owns the copyright of the Marvel Spider-Man character. If the work includes other comic heroes, it may cause a complicated legal dispute.
So as far as the contract is concerned, Sony has no right to include the “Avengers” because either it has not yet purchased the copyright or belongs to Disney’s scope.
It wasn’t until Sony and Disney jointly filmed “Captain America: Civil War” that Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Universe could be released. Since then, Spiders have emerged in Marvel.
This is mutually beneficial for both companies.
Sony benefits from the huge network and connections of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially the inextricable connections between the heroes, while Disney benefits from the huge appeal and popularity of Spider-Man.
Long before Kevin Feige began to conceive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the “Avengers”, Sony bought the copyright to the Marvel movie “Spider-Man”.
At that time, their cooperation was not very attractive.
Sony bought the movie rights to Spider-Man, because this hero can be said to be Marvel’s most popular character, and of course he has become the company’s cash cow.
Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Man” movie only relied on spiders and his own comic book villain to achieve great success.
This is why Sony repeated this pattern in Andrew Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” movie.
Soon all this changed with the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the addition of Spider-Man.
Both “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” were released in 2012, but when the box office of “The Avengers” soared, Andrew Garfield’s film was disappointing.
In response, Sony agreed to lend its character to the Marvel Universe and benefited from the huge success of the Disney Universe.
But the problem is that Disney wants a new Peter Parker and start a new life for Spider-Man.
Therefore, if Disney did not choose to restart the Spider-Man story and chose new actors, then Andrew Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” would likely have Avengers joined.
Unfortunately, Disney did not choose Andrew Garfield, and Sony did not continue “The Amazing Spider-Man 3”.
But in fact, the Marvel Cinematic Universe could not wait to introduce Spider-Man long before Peter Parker played by Tom Holland.
Because the original concept of the Manhattan skyline seen by the audience in “Avengers” should include the Osborn company building.
This may become the classic of Garfield, Maguire’s Spider-Man Marvel movie universe. But because it is too time-consuming, it was abandoned.
With the appearance of Doctor Strange’s name and the deletion of Osborn, Garfield and Maguire’s Spider-Man world seems to be able to meet other heroes, but may never cooperate with the Avengers.
Because they are not heroes in the Marvel universe, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is better distinguished from the specific characteristics of the Marvel universe.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially now that there is “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man 3”.