Peni Parker makes a comeback in Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, but she’s not the same carefree youngster we first met in Into The Spider-Verse, which has fans wondering what happened to her and what her “canon event” was.
The groundbreaking Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been on our screens for an agonizing five years, and now, at long last, its eagerly awaited sequel has shown up in the form of Across The Spider-Verse.
The movie builds on the ideas presented in the original movie from 2018 by sending Miles Morales into the multiverse, where he learns what it means to be the webhead for Marvel through the introduction of canon events.
With Peni Parker looking much more worn down than when we last saw her, Miles runs into her on his most recent adventure, raising questions about what happened to her and whether or not she experienced a canon event before Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.
What is a Peni Parker canon event in Across The Spider-Verse?
Every Spider-Person must experience a canon event in order to develop into the hero they were created to be.
The most notable of these is Uncle Ben’s passing, which is a tragedy that many Spider-Mans experience, particularly those portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, as it teaches them the lesson that great power also comes with great responsibility.
Meanwhile, Miles Morales lost his Uncle Aaron, also known as the Prowler, in Into The Spider-Verse when Kingpin shot him.
Miles has learned that a Spider-life Person’s consists of a number of these canon events, such as the tragic loss of a love interest, the passing of a best friend, or the death of a family member other than Uncle Ben, thanks to Miguel O’Hara’s Spider-Man 2099.
Miles vows to defy Miguel’s orders not to interfere with canon events in order to save his father after realizing that his life may soon be in danger as well.
What happened to Peni Parker and what was her canon event in Across The Spider-Verse?
The deaths of Peni Parker’s father, which are mentioned in Into The Spider-Verse, and Aunt May, which occur during her run of comic books, are the two main canon events in her life.
Peni is no longer the happy child we first met in the 2018 Spider-Verse movie; instead, she comes across as much more world-weary in Across The Spider-Verse.
It’s highly likely that Peni Parker has gone through the second of her tragic canon events in the 16 months that have passed between the events of Into The Spider-Verse and its sequel if Peni Parker’s story lines up with those in the comics.
This would account for why she appears so dejected in Across The Spider-Verse, especially if she has doubts regarding Miguel’s directives to permit canon events to occur.
Peni Parker’s Aunt May’s death is investigated.
After her father passed away, she acquired the Spider mech suit, as Peni mentions in the first Spider-Verse film, which led to her being adopted by her reimagined Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
In the comic book series Edge Of Spider-Geddon, which takes place after Peni returns to her world following a multiversal event, she meets Addy Brock, a young woman who is the pilot of her own Venom mech suit.
In the course of the story, VEN#m develops problems and becomes sentient before consuming Addy.
Aunt May tries to fix the mech suit issue but tragically falls victim to Venom as well.
On Friday, June 2, 2023, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse swung into theaters and is now available.