Marvel Studio’s Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release on July 2nd. Spider-Man: Far From Home follows Peter in Europe on vacation following Avengers: Endgame. That’s when Nick Fury recruits Spider-Man to help Mysterio fight the Elementals. But did you know the MCU Spider-Man had his origin in… cupcakes?
While researching the Elementals in preparation for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I read Ms. Marvel number 11 from 1977. In this issue, Ms. Marvel faces off against the Elementals, who try to conquer Earth. As I read through the issue, I couldn’t help but noticed some coincidences that linked back to the MCU Spider-Man.
The first and most obvious connection to MCU Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Far From Home were the Elementals; A group of powerful beings that once tried to conquer Earth long before Atlantis had ever sunk into the sea. They were defeated by a magic ruby scarab, which can be seen in the above image. They returned in Ms. Marvel and after securing the scarab attempted their conquest once more.
The Elementals are used in Spider-Man Far From Home as Sandman, Hydro-Man, and Molten Man. Mysterio enlists the help of Nick Fury and Spider-Man, telling them a similar story of how they plan to conquer the Earth.
MCU SPIDER-MAN, HOSTESS AND THE VULTURE
Half way through reading Ms. Marvel, an advertisement for Hostess Cupcakes appeared. It was a one page story of Spider-Man battling the Vulture (referred to as Legal Eagle). A crooked lawyer Ralph G. Fake transforms into the Legal Eagle, which looks just like the Vulture. He has to deal with Spider-Man after he steals the Bill of Rights. Spider-Man catches him with Hostess Cupcakes, which Legal Eagle cannot resist. SO how does this tie in to the MCU Spider-Man?
MCU SPider-Man: HOMECOMING
Now, you might be thinking, okay, the Elementals and Spider-Man fighting someone that looks like the Vulture. That’s just a coincidence. But wait —
The final page of Ms. Marvel issue 11 says, “NEXT ISSUE: HOMECOMING!” Homecoming was the title of the 2017 Spider-Man movie. The Elementals, the Vulture, and “Homecoming.” This can’t all be a coincidence. Can it? Or, did someone at Marvel read this comic and say, “hey, I have an idea for the Spider-Man movies!”
I think we have Hostess Cupcakes to thank for the MCU Spider-Man. Am I crazy or do you agree?