Marvel has seemingly confirmed a long-running fan theory about Spider-Man in the latest episode of What If…? The series, which is released weekly on Disney Plus, takes place in alternate realities spun off from the main timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The episode features an appearance from Spider-Man, played in the MCU by Tom Holland, who delivers a small but crucial piece of information about his past.
The character’s death has featured in almost all adaptations of Spider-Man, including Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and the Amazing Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield.
In the latest episode, Earth is ravaged by a virus that turns people – including Captain America, Iron Man and Doctor Strange – into zombies.