While the main baddie in Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming is Michael Keaton's The Vulture, fans are already speculating as to where this new Tom Holland-starring Spidey series might swing down the road.
One major clue as to what to expect in the cinematic Spider-Man universe might be discovered in the new interactive app available online that gives fans a peek into Peter Parker's cell phone text messages, voice mails, videos and candid photos. A familiar name drop for the July superhero flick from director Jon Watts may be a hint as to the eventual appearance of a Miles Warren. In one of the private text threads, Ned Leeds writes about a high school teacher he calls "Ms. Warren."
In the Bronze Age Spider-Man comics written by Gerry Conway, Midtown High had a Mr. Warren on the main faculty who eventually was revealed to be the notorious Dr. Miles Warren, otherwise known as The Jackal.
This mad biology professor was the man responsible for cloning Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in the original Clone Saga of the '70s and set in motion the ridiculously complicated Spider-clone stories of more recent years, published in the mid-'90s.
Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black) portrays Ms. Warren in the new movie, but it's totally unclear whether she is related to the clone-happy archvillain or is the actual insane scientist herself.
What do you think of this theory, and would you welcome The Jackal into a future Spider-Man screen story?