Once again, Spider-Man is coming back to the big screen with an all new cast, production company, and story to tell. Only this time, he’ll be a part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know very little about what’s going to happen with his character, and his next movie. But, we do know that it isn’t an origin story, and we also know that Peter Parker will be in high school. So, it seems that Marvel is might be looking to make a smaller, more personal movie about our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
My personal biggest concern with the movie is going to be Spidey’s villain. There have been rumors about Green Goblin coming back. However, Green Goblin has been played out in my opinion, and I’m not interested in seeing recycles of any previous villains. So, this list will not include Electro, Lizard, Rhino, Sandman, Venom, Doctor Octopus, or the aforementioned Green Goblin. This list will have five villains from Spidey’s roster that haven’t really been seen yet. Or at the very least, would be a new challenge for old web head. So without further ado let’s get started with the top five villains for the new Spider-Man movie.
Like most of Spider-Man’s animal based villains, Vulture is as silly looking as it gets. However, I feel that his design could be really cool if done right. And his back story is actually fairly interesting. Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) was an electronic engineer who got screwed over by an embezzling business partner. Toomes designs a flight suit to get revenge on his double-crossing colleague. It could lead to an interesting conflict. Peter Parker would be dealing with his guilt and responsibility of doing the right thing as Spider-Man, while Toomes is more than willing to do what he wants to get what he wants. Plus, imagine the awesome fight scenes going on between the two.
Mysterio is also ludicrous in his design, and to be honest, I’m not sure how anyone could pull off his fishbowl head look. It would probably have to go through a drastic change to be pulled off well. But, ignoring his horrific outfit, Mysterio’s powers would be awesome on film with today’s CGI crazed productions. Mysterio could be able to create some horrific images, and put Spidey on an acid guilt trip the likes of which we have never seen before. If the studio wants to play with Spidey’s emotions then Mysterio is definitely one of the best to do so.
- BLACK CAT
Okay, let’s just get this out-of-the-way; Black Cat is a Catwoman rip off in every sense of the word. They’re both jewel thieves with a cat motif, have an interest in skintight leather jumpsuits, and a flirtatious attitude toward the main superhero. So, now that issue done with, let me argue that Black Cat has a very dark back-story that could make for a very intriguing antagonist. I won’t give it a way, because you guys should look it up, but it has a real strong emotional drive, and it would be an interesting challenge for Spider-Man to take down. She would also be unique as a female character that isn’t a love interest (or Aunt May) in a Spider-Man movie.
If you watched Daredevil on Netflix then you’ll remember the great, imposing Kingpin of crime, Wilson Fisk. Vincent D’Onofrio brought in a powerhouse of a performance, and was a great villain for Daredevil. But, Kingpin was originally a Spider-Man foe, and I think it would be awesome for Spider-Man to take on such an imposing character that has no powers or abilities. D’Onofrio has stated that he would want to “kick Spider-Man’s butt” in the past. And it could have some cameo appearance from Daredevil, and start setting up the Spider-Man Daredevil friendship from the comics. And it would be a great way to integrate Spider-Man into the Marvel universe further.
- KRAVEN THE HUNTER
Kraven was also one of Spider-Man’s more laughable villains, but he became a very admirable threat later during the amazing Kraven’s Last Hunt storyline. He’s an obsessive hunter trying to kill the next most dangerous game. And to him, Spider-Man is the most exciting person to hunt. Kraven’s level of obsession and violence elevates him from a silly bad guy with a gimmick to a Batman level villain with a disturbing amount of psychological drama. And having Spider-Man constantly be hunted throughout New York City would be a fantastic setting for an exciting climax in a Spider-Man movie. And, I mean, come on, how cool would it be to see Kraven and Spidey fighting in a zoo?