The Marvel Cinematic Universe is consistently lauded for its continuity and compelling dialogue. The franchise has one of the best storyline executions, but it’s not without its flaws.
While it’s always wise to sit out reality and logic for the nearly two hours that you’re watching a superhero movie, some plot holes are too big to ignore. For example in Spiderman 2, Doc Ock tried to kill Peter Parker before he knew who he was.
Although Nicholas Hammond was the first actor to wear the Spider-Man suit in 1977, Tobey Maguire introduced the character to younger generations. Under Sam Raimi, Maguire appeared in three Spiderman Films in 2002, 2004 and 2007 before Andrew Garfield took over The Incredible Spiderman in 2012.
Raimi’s narrative follows Peter’s development from high school through college. The trilogy explores his toxic relationship with his childhood best friend and his relationship with his crush and girlfriend Mary Jane. Peter also struggles to balance his double life as a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and his daily life as a freelance photographer working for J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle.
Much of his inability to cope with his new life stems from carrying the secret alone and having to work for a man who hates his alter ego, Spider-Man, and constantly posts defamatory material against him.
Peter’s secret life usually leads him to very dangerous encounters with superhuman criminals who threaten to destroy the peace and lives of civilians and end the world. Maguire returned as Peter for the last time Spiderman: No way home plays the alternate version of his character from another world.
Doctor Ock played by Alfred Molina, the villain of the second Spiderman movie, almost kills Peter by throwing a car at him. Ock needs tritium to keep experimenting on his power source, so he threatens to kill Harry. Harry, not having the isotope, makes a deal with him and promises to get Ock the tritium in exchange for a subdued Spider-Man.
He informs Ock that Peter is friends with Spider-Man as he constantly photographs him for his work. Ock goes after Peter to get close to Spider-Man and one way to do that is to almost kill Peter, which doesn’t make sense.
Ock has never met Peter before, and while he bugged Peter’s phone to learn his whereabouts, he wasn’t sure if Peter would 100 percent lead him to Spider-Man. After all, his job is simply to capture images of the friendly neighborhood superhero. Therefore, killing Peter would be a waste of time if Spider-Man and Peter were two people who didn’t know each other.
Also, at the time, Peter was struggling with Imposter Syndrome, which was causing his powers to decline. If Ock’s attack hadn’t reactivated his powers, Ock would have killed him for nothing and not gained access to Spider-Man.
Doctor Octavius meets his end Spiderman 2 When, after battling Spider-Man, he commands his tentacles to kill him, destroying his experiment. Ock returned in 2021 No way home after Tom Holland’s Peter messed up the timeline by asking Doctor Strange to reverse time and confused him by making too many demands mid-spell.
Peter unleashes several evils to seep into his world, but he also encounters both versions of his alter ego from other worlds. The three Peters/Spider-Men team up to stop the new cabal of evil from destroying Earth.