The first is that the beginning of the comic mimics Spider-Man 3’s position in the MCU. At first, Peter is minding his own business before being dragged into battle alongside some of Marvel’s key characters. In regards to the MCU, the eclectic promotions of the ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Loki’ series on Disney + highlight how the conflicting chronologies and realities that will envelop Phase 4. The crazy circumstances of these series will affect, not only ‘Spider-Man 3 ‘, but also the most crucial film of the new Marvel era:’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
If some major interdimensional threat is growing throughout Phase 4, it seems quite possible that as in ‘Happy Birthday’, Peter could be pushed towards it, similar to his reluctant adventure in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home. ‘. If Maguire and Garfield were the alternate spidermen out of their own movies, rather than possibilities within the new timeline, it would explain the villains returning, given that many are dead by the end of their respective movies.
However, the most important aspect of ‘Spider-Man 3’ is that Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Doctor Strange’ will help the wall-crawler on his adventures. Naturally, if Spider-Man is dabbling in alternate realities and time streams, there will be no better guide than a superhero traveling between dimensions daily.
However, Strange’s role in ‘Spider-Man 3’ has bigger implications. Rather than an extended cameo (as in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’), Strange will serve as a mentor figure for Spidey. Strange could be as plot shocking as Tony Stark for ‘Homecoming’, if not more. The wizard plays no role in the ‘Spider-Verse’ comic, so Strange’s presence in ‘Spider-Man 3’ may point to ‘Happy Birthday’. He would guide Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to victory.
‘Happy Birthday’ fits very well into the multiverse story that Marvel and Sony seem to be interested in telling of Spider-Man, without getting too close to what ‘Spider-Man: A New Universe’ already told.
There are few details available about ‘Spider-Man 3’, which means that it is difficult to gauge which direction its plot will go. However, the similarities between ‘Happy Birthday’ and what we know so far are very compelling, meaning that if he doesn’t adapt it, at the very least the movie will be heavily influenced by him.
Additionally, ‘Happy Birthday’ served as an exciting and heartfelt celebration of Spider-Man’s iconography. If ‘Spider-Man 3’ is the end of the Spider-Man trilogy in the MCU, Marvel and Sony could choose to complete it by honoring, not only his part in the MCU but that of the character in the cinema and his importance in the genre. through its three actors.