ByKory Glover, writer at
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Kory Glover

It would seem that Sony has a plan to expand the Spider-Man lore within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether Kevin Feige likes it or not. So, why not really dive into Spider-Man's history in the sequel by exploring the hero's greatest villains? Fans were a little put-off with the odd choice to make Vulture the main villain of Spider-Man's first debut film in the . However, after the news of Michael Keaton being cast in the role and all the trailers showing his character in action, fans were officially on board with excitement. But what about Spider-Man 2 or Spider-Man 3? What other villains could and Sony give life on the big screen?

1. Chameleon

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

Chameleon would be an interesting character for to go up against because this would not be a battle of brawn, it would be a battle of brains. Spider-Man could easily dispose of Chameleon with a single punch or kick to the face. So why would this be so interesting to see in the Spider-Man sequel?

Chameleon has the power to transform into anyone he wants to, no matter what age, gender or race. Chameleon could infiltrate Peter Parker's personal life as his closest friend or ally without ever knowing it and destroy him mentally.

He could even rob a bank or commit other crimes camouflaged as Spider-Man to ruin his reputation, which would already be on the rocks if they decide to introduce J. Jonah Jameson in this universe.

2. Sandman

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

If Sony could do the character of Sandman justice in a movie as flawed as Spider-Man 3, then just imagine what Studios could do with him. As much as fans disliked the third film of the original trilogy, they collectively agreed that Sandman was the best part of that film.

The film captured his character perfectly — a flawed criminal who was never evil at heart, just a guy with a lot of bad luck who made some poor choices. The sequel could really do something interesting with the character to make him menacing but also sympathetic at the same time.

The MCU doesn't have many villains worth connecting to because they are always full-on evil characters with usually no redeeming values. Other than Loki, we're usually not too choked up to see the villain die at the end of other Marvel films. It would be great to have another villain for fans to have an emotional connection with.

Tragic backstory, sick daughter and sad conclusion. All the pieces are there, Marvel Studios just needs to put them together.

3. Mysterio

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

Mysterio would be just a cool villain to get the big screen treatment in the Spider-Man sequel. Quentin Beck was a special effects guru from Hollywood who wanted to out Spider-Man as fraud to the public. After failing to do so, Beck's reputation in Hollywood took a nosedive and no studio would hire him anymore. After his career was ruined, he vowed revenge against Spider-Man for his messed up life.

To see what modern technology could do with the special effects that Mysterio creates would be amazing to witness, especially after seeing what Marvel can do with CGI in Doctor Strange. Fans have been demanding this for years, it might be time for Marvel to oblige their request.

4. Norman Osborn

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

Being Spider-Man's archenemy, it wouldn't be totally out there for Marvel to want to bring their own interpretation of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Osborn is the ruthless CEO of the multinational corporation Oscorp, who also happens to be the father of Harry Osborn, one of Peter Parker's best friend.

The real reason that Norman Osborn needs be a villain in the MCU is because the character needs redemption after Sony's last portrayal of him in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Killing off the character after 10 minutes of screen time to a "goblin disease" was not only disrespectful of the character but it was also just plain stupid.

The comic books always portrayed Osborn as a ruthless, intimidating businessman who could quiet a room by simply walking in. It'd be interesting to see what kind of justice Marvel can do with the character.

The last impression Norman Osborn had on the average moviegoer was a short cameo of a half goblin/half Chris Cooper shouting exposition before croaking. Fans deserve better than that.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe needs a real tweak on their villains roster, and Spider-Man has the longest roster of the best villains in the entire history of Marvel. Sony has made a deal with Marvel Studios to make Spider-Man's universe a part of Marvel's universe, they might as well take full advantage of it while it lasts.

Which villain would you want to see in the Spider-Man sequel?


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