Like it or not, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man is closely tied to Tony Stark/Iron Man. The Armoured Avenger recruited Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War and gave him his first costume; later, he'd serve as a mentor to Peter, and much of Spider-Man: Far From Home dealt with the aftermath of Tony's demise in Avengers: Endgame.
Heading into Spider-Man: No Way Home, there are already indications that Iron Man's presence will still be felt. Andrew Garfield played a very different Peter in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, but revealed during a recent interview with GQ that he doesn't think his wall-crawler would be quite as enamoured with Iron Man.
"I definitely think Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man would be pretty suspect of MCU Iron Man," Garfield said. "I think he would be a little turned off by the excess, the billionaire, trillionaire status of Iron Man. I think it would rub my version of Spider-Man the wrong way."
"But maybe there could be some influence there," the actor pondered. "Maybe my Peter Parker could wake Tony Stark up to his own egoic drives a little bit."
That meeting would certainly be an interesting one, and if Garfield's Spider-Man is in No Way Home, then we're curious to see what he makes of the MCU Peter's technologically advanced suit! Way back in 2012, there was speculation The Amazing Spider-Man lead could be brought into the Marvel Studios franchise, but we know that didn't ultimately come to be for a variety of reasons.
Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives in U.S. on December 17 and in the UK on December 15.