Tom Holland has officially been cast as the wall crawler and now all attention seems to be on which villain will face our friendly neighborhood Spider-man? Feige stated in a recent interview that they'd be tapping an unused baddie for Spidey's new stand alone film. "That's the advantage," he said of the long list of Sidey villains. "Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before."
So, with that bit of knowledge, I want the Movie Pilot community to decide which villain will make their big screen debut! With many of the biggest ones (like Norman Osbourne, Kingpin, Venom, etc.) taken off the list with this announcement, let's look at a few characters that haven't graced us on the silver screen.
Here's my top 10 list of potential Spider-man villains:
The Wrecking Crew
Okay, this is sort of cheating a top 10 list when you can knock 4 out all at once, but involving The Wrecking Crew in Spider-man's first venture in the MCU would be a cool move for three reasons. First, he's a young hero still learning the ropes, so having a group of what some may consider lesser villains would be a good stepping stone into the larger Cinematic Universe. Secondly, you could have connections to some of the other Avengers through The Wrecking Crew, specifically Thor, through a sort of accidental villain creation. Third, they become members of the Masters of Evil (which I've predicted for Phase 4).
I have fond memories of watching the 90's Spider-man cartoon and one of the constant villains was Morris Bench as Hydro-Man. Another of the long line of villains sort of created by Spider-man, Hydro-Man could be another fantastic addition to the new Spider-man and the MCU.
Adrian Toomes invented a winged suit, which gave him the powers of flight and superhuman strength... so he's essentially the bad Falcon. The web-slinging super hero is one of the few that has prevented this stealthy super-villain and they have a long-time rivalry that could be fun to see in the MCU.
Mac Gargan was paid (by J. Jonah Jameson) to be the subject of an experiment created by Dr. Farley Stillwell which endowed the subject with the characteristic of another animal. Unfortunately the process resulted in the loss of Gargan's sanity, and the creation of the super-powered criminal menace known as the Scorpion.
With the ability to imitate faces and voices, sneaky doesn't even begin to describe the Chameleon. Seeing him portrayed on the big screen would be an incredible endeavor for Marvel to truly show why Spidey is home.
Just your typical former Hollywood special effects designer and stunt man become a techno based criminal and one of Spider-Man's more frequent villains. This is a villain that has to come to life in the MCU!
Kraven the Hunter
Sergei Kravinoff, also known as Kraven, became one of the world's greatest hunters, but it began to bore him. Kraven's associate (later revealed to be his half-brother, Dmitri Smerdyakov, also known as the Chameleon) proposed that he hunt Spider-Man, thus giving Kraven new purpose in life. He also has some connection to White Tiger, which could be a new addition to the Avengers in the future.