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The Dark Spider-Man That Might Be Too Violent For Across The Spider-Verse

Sometimes, Marvel Comics gets too weird, even for its own good. While exploring multiversal versions of beloved characters offers writers more avenues for creativity, some are too dark to appear in fun, multiverse-hopping movies like the upcoming sequel film "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse." Patton Parnel is a prime candidate for never appearing in the series. Even though the film has designed over 200 unique Spider-Folk, we're pretty certain that Patton will not be one of them.

Residing on Earth-51412, Patton was a disturbed teenager who lived with his abusive Uncle Ted. In his free time, he would experiment on animals and creepily spy on his neighbor Sara Jane, this universe's take on Mary Jane. Like most Spideys, Patton fell victim to a radioactive spider bite, giving him unusual spider-like powers. Unlike most Spider-people, Patton developed an extreme hunger, eating a mouse and a cat before transforming into a giant spider monster and taking out his anger on Uncle Ted. 

With his newfound powers, Patton confronted his school bully, Gene, and tested his abilities on an innocent child. When Sara came looking for Gene, Patton kissed her before biting her neck. The multiversal Spider-Man villain Morlun soon arrived and killed him, but Patton had already implanted spider eggs in Sara's neck with his bite. The next day, hundreds of baby spiders escaped from the bitemark. 

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Other Spidey stories that probably won't be in the Spider-Verse movies

It's safe to say that Patton Parnel won't get the spotlight in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," which is for the best. However, Marvel Comics has a rich history of strange multiversal Spider-Man stories, so Patton isn't alone. 

One of the strangest Spider-people is, without a doubt, Spiders-Man. On Earth-11580, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy were touring Horizon Labs' radioactive spider experiment when he fell into the spider colony, which devoured his body. However, the spiders absorbed Peter's consciousness and became Spiders-Man, a colony of arachnids that take the shape of a man, don the iconic costume, and fight crime. Spiders-Man features in the Spider-Verse's largest arcs, "Spider-Geddon" and "The End of the Spider-Verse," so they could appear in "Into the Spider-Verse" or "Beyond the Spider-Verse," but chances are Sony won't feature their origin story. 

Peter Parker of Earth-2149, also known as the Marvel Zombies universe, also has an origin story that isn't suitable for children, making its exclusion from the "Spider-Verse" movies likely. After a zombified Captain America infects him with the virus, Peter remains conscious while his zombie body eats Aunt May and Mary Jane. It's arguably the most tragic multiversal story of Peter Parker, so while a Zombie Spider-Man could show up in the movies, "Spider-Verse" will certainly not touch on his backstory.