Kevin Feige, one of the higher-ups in Marvel, recently confirmed something very important about the upcoming nemesis of our favourite web slinger, Spider-Man. He said in an interview that we will not see someone who has already been represented on screen in the past.
So this knocks out quite a few players, including...
Green Goblin (x3)
So, a big chunk of Spidey's main villains are out of commission. I was personally voting for Venom, but okay whatever...
Now Spider-man, being one of the most popular and lucrative heroes ever, is matched up against a long list of villains. These are my top five villains who Spider-man could (and should) face in his new career in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Carnage shared a cell with Eddie, and encountered the space goo (Didn't know the actual name) that turned Venom into Venom. This spawned Carnage. In the wise words of Ultron, "Everyone dreads the thing they create," well to say the least Venom was scared out of his mind. He and Spiderman eventually joined forces to stop this beast.
Popular storyline, but again we won't be seeing the Venom anytime soon, and that is why Carnage is ranked at number 5. Although the whole thing could be adapted to have Venom as an anti-hero. We know Marvel like to change it around, and with Kevin Feige spearheading the operation you can bet that this new installment will have a fresh innovative take, and not just have another green goblin.
Also, how awesome does Carnage look?
#4 The Vulture
I am personally rooting for this villain to appear on-screen. The suit is awesome, and this could be a good way to introduce Oscorp, but if Marvel studious want to go another way perhaps the Vulture can be a genius who invents the suit himself.
Personally he would be much, much higher on this list, but he is of an advanced age, and since Spiderman would be in high school it's not as compatible as some of the other villains on this list. I feel the Vulture could take on the role much of the same as Sandman. His daughters sick, or some tragedy arrives in his life, and the only way to fix it would be to steal. Again the Vulture would be a perfect villain for a team-up, but we'll already seen enough villain team-ups in this long running franchise.
1) Venom + Sandman = Critics, and fans hated it. Did not do justice to the series.
2) Electro+Green Goblin+Rhino (kinda) = Did not make a third instalment, was not what Sony was expecting box office wise.
See? My point is that maybe Marvel does not want to swing that way because of the team up history. Although I still feel that the Vulture is a great choice to join the MCU and face Spidey...
Mysterio was an average guy, a struggling actor who wanted a career in special effects. He realised he had a dead-end job and decided to dawn the giant orb, and become Mysterio. He used his special effects to confuse Spiderman pinning a bank robbery on him. Later however Spiderman tricks him into admitting that he robbed the bank resulting in him being sent to jail. He later go out and took his revenge, and also joined the Sinister Six a while later.
I feel that this villain should be altered for the MCU. Why? We have Doctor Strange coming up in the MCU, and that opens up the frontier in magic. Scarlet Witch also helps to expand this growing frontier. Why not give Mysterio real powers?
#2 Kraven + Chameleon (A Team Up)
This isn't just to villains who have a common goal to take down Spiderman. These guys are family. Both from Russia or the Soviet Union at the time, they were step brothers who grew up together. Kraven went to America first where he met Spiderman, and an awesome rivalry began. Chameleon was later introduced, and has gone after Spiderman both with and without Kraven. Chameleon has the ability to shape shift into any form, and has also battled the Hulk, and Iron Man on multiple occasions, however remains a primary villain to Spiderman. Kraven is an expert hunter, and fighter. Together they make a formidable team.
This guys presence in the comics is huge. He is formidable, and most of his body is muscle, and not fat like it would appear. He is a huge crime boss, and has people working all over New York. After Spiderman retires, the crime in New York increases forcing Spiderman to come back and take on Kingpin.
Kingpin started off as a poor child, and was discovered by a mob boss who hired him as his bodyguard. Kingpin then killed his mentor, and took over his empire making him one of the most influential and powerful people not only in New York but in the whole Marvel comic world.