Will The Spider-Man Movies Tackle How The Battle Of New York Affected Peter Parker?

The Battle of New York that took place during The Avengers is an event that's was so far reaching we're still learning of its repercussions today. But what about its impact on New York's own Peter Parker? We've never seen where Peter Parker was during the Battle of New York, at the time there wasn't any reason to, but now that Peter Parker is a major member of the MCU, it looks like there might be plans to look back and learn where Peter was when the major event went down. According to Tom Holland...

It's something that I'm very interested in. And I know [Marvel president] Kevin [Feige] is too. I think it's important to go back and see that Peter has been a person in this universe since the beginning. It's something I'd like to revisit but whether we do, that's a question for the creators.

The Battle of New York is one of the keystone events that has taken place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even within the Netflix TV series, like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, that have otherwise stayed away from the movie side of the MCU, the Battle of New York is a major event that impacted the characters and has had an influence on those stories. It certainly makes sense that the same would be true for Peter Parker. We don't know exactly when he gained his powers within the continuity of the MCU so he may or may not have been Spider-Man during the events, but either way, the battle almost certainly influenced his desire to be a hero.

Based on Tom Holland's comments to i09, it seems that this question is one that Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios himself, has considered, which means it's much more likely that we could get a discussion of this question at some point down the road. Certainly, Feige sees the opportunity for taking a pig picture view of the MCU as a whole, in a recent Spider-Man: Homecoming press junket interview with HeyUGuys, Feige talked about how fans have grown up with the MCU, and we're now getting to the point where the same is true of the characters within it.

For the first time, now 10 years of Marvel films, there have been people who have grown up watching these movies, now. And that's basically what Peter Parker is. What would it be like to grow up in this world, not where these things were movies, but where these actually happened, out your window, on your television set. That alone we thought would be an interesting idea for a movie, much less making it Spider-Man, Peter Parker. What would it be like to grow up where this is your reality.

It would seem there's a good chance that as the MCU moves forward we'll start to see a lot more that isn't simply a new corner of the universe, but more stories about the existence of the universe itself affects those corners. Maybe we'll get more in the planned sequels to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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