Tom Holland Wants the Worst ‘Spider-Man’ Comic Story to Appear in a Future Movie

Matthew Loffhagen
Spider-Man: The Clone Saga
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It’s widely considered to be one of the worst longrunning story arcs of all time.

The Clone Saga was notable even during its initial appearance in the Nineties for being absolutely nuts. The story involves Peter Parker being replaced by an identical clone, that clone being deemed “the real” Peter and taking on his responsibilities as Spider-Man, and both Peters being attacked by a hoarde of other clones on a regular basis.

Basically, there were just way too many different cloned version of Spider-Man running around, and it was a mess.

This storyline has returned to the comics recently, as well as being referenced every now and then, including a story arc in Ultimate Spider-Man in which Peter meets a female clone of himself, similar to X-23 and her connection to Wolverine in Logan (because comic creators don’t have the first clue how genetics works).

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Speaking in an interview last week, Tom Holland has said, rather controversially, that he’d love to see the Clone Saga brought to the big screen:

“I really like the Clone Saga. I think it could be really cool if Peter, or Spider-Man has to fight people with the same powers as him. Spider-Woman’s super cool … I think she’s called Spider-Girl who is his clone. They kind of like hit it off and they take their masks off and they’re like… [shocked look] What the hell! They’re like the same person, but she’s just a girl. I think that’s really cool.”

It’s hard to tell whether Holland is genuinely a fan of this story and isn’t thinking ahead about what it’ll mean for him as an actor, or whether he’s just itching to show off his range by playing against a greenscreen version of himself, while dressed as Spider-Woman.

It is entirely possible that this is all the result of Tom Holland having seen Logan and being inspired to want to do that whole thing himself.

Either way, more power to you, Tom – good luck convincing anyone at Marvel that what the MCU is missing right now is a long, convoluted story about clones and genderswapped superheroes.

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