Talos Actor Ben Mendelsohn Thinks That Marvel Losing Spider-Man Would Have Been A Disaster

"He’s one of their absolute motherf***ing pornstars."

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Despite the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, for a while Spidey's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was uncertain. Although discussions seemed amicable between Marvel Studios and Sony, the plan was originally for Spider-Man to revert back to being entirely under Sony's control, which would have removed Tom Holland's version of the character from the established MCU. Thankfully, a deal was eventually struck, and Spider-Man will return for a third standalone movie (and Tom Holland's sixth overall in the universe) on July 16, 2021.

During all of this, the stars of the films spoke out about what was going on: Tom Holland said that the movies going forward would be very different, while Jeremy Renner (who plays Hawkeye) asked for Spider-Man to return. Now another star from the MCU has spoken out about the debacle in amusing fashion.

Ben Mendelsohn, the Australian actor who plays Talos in Captain Marvel (and has a cameo in Spider-Man: Far From Home), spoke with candor about the whole deal with UK site Metro. "I think what happens in these things is, most of the time, cooler heads prevail," Mendelsohn said. "Sometimes we end up in a situation which feels like it’s going to be the lead up to World War I." The actor didn't mince words when talking about how important Spidey is to Marvel. "But s*** man. You can’t lose Spider-Man from the Marvel universe. He’s one of their absolute motherf***ing pornstars. Boy, I could name 30 that you could quite comfortably lose before you start thinking about losing Spider-Man."

The actor went on to say that he "cannot think of a single character who's more important to Marvel than Spider-Man," saying that losing him "would have been a disaster." He's clearly a fan.

Ben Mendelsohn can currently be seen in The King on Netflix alongside Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, and Robert Pattinson.

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He’s a shapeshifter. Just pretend to be Spidey-man instead is Spider-man.

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mmmm.... spider porn.

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Interesting choice of words.

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depends how they do it. could remind of the days when for example spiderman series wasnt allowed to use sandman or electro and tried to hide and make up for that in awkward ways

"we know this guy is important but we cant use him and we are very aware of that in everything we do"

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Crude but effective analogy mister.

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yaa in terms of Marvel comics losing him wouldve been a disaster.
But in the MCU they absolutely could've went on without spider-man. I mean they made MILLIONS of dollars without him and plus as a comic book fan ive always found the MCU to be Avengers-centric anyway.

PLus the younger MCU verisosn differs alot form the mature Peter Parker everyone loves from the comics.

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@alastor529: I’m sure you’re kidding? You must be? :)

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@knowledgeplease: Umm no go look at the numbers the MCU was making before Tom Holland hit the scene, they were doing just fine.

Is the MCU better with him in it? Of course. but would it be a "DISASTER" with him out of it? No MCU movie has been a flop. they've all been successful since Iron-man kicked things off. even the lesser known before the films like Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Guardians of the galaxy all commercial hits.

Hell even without Iron Man , Captain America(Steve Rodgers) and Black Widow the MCU films are still gonna gross a ton of money. Even the Eternals and SHang chi.

brand recognition is gonna keep these type of movies going for a LONG time. it's not even so much the characters anymore its just as long as its an MCU film its a guarantee draw. and even if the domestic market grows tired of it, CHina absolutley will not. I don't see any scenario where the MCU fails, maybe when Fiege leaves? but it certainly won't fail because the chracter of SPiderman isnt in it, no matter hwo much you deny it

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