A piece of MCU multiverse fan art shows King Kong going up against Venom and multiple versions of Spider-Man in New York. King Kong predates Stan Lee creating Spider-Man by about 30 years, premiering in the 1933 film King Kong. The giant ape quickly became a recognizable character in pop culture, appearing in multiple films since the ‘30s.
Spider-Man has become even more well-known after first appearing in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Spider-Man has since become a fan-favorite superhero, jumping from comics to movies, TV shows, video games, and various other media. Both characters are more popular than ever in 2021. King Kong returned to the big screen in 2017 for Kong: Skull Island before appearing in the highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong earlier this year. Like many movies, the Godzilla and Kong face-off was postponed multiple times due to the pandemic, originally slated for a May 2020 release from Warner Bros.
Spider-Man on the other hand has received three different film series in the past two decades, with Tom Holland currently portraying the famous webslinger. Fans are still waiting for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s trailer to release, but it’s widely believed the movie will also involve Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the character now that the multiverse is confirmed to play a huge role in Phase 4’s story.