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Spiderman is getting yet another reboot. And after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield (who were seen playing Spiderman in the previous two franchises), it is Tom Holland who would be seen as the Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman, in the upcoming Spiderman franchise.

The first installment of the franchise is set to hit theatres on July 7, 2017. But we'll get to see Tom Holland as Spiderman, in this summer's Captain America: Civil War, because, while the two other franchises, (Tobey Maguire's Spiderman and Andrew Garfield's Not-So-Amazing Spiderman) were it's own separate thing, this franchise will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Sony Pictures gave up it's rights to Marvel.

There's a number of things that the new franchise needs get right to avoid the same fate as the previous franchise - most importantly villains. To tell a good superhero story, you need a great villain. And writers and directors have a huge number of villains they can choose from to make sure this reboot is a success. But we can unanimously agree that that we wouldn't want the villains from the previous two Spiderman franchises being repeated.

Here's the the list of Top 5 Villains We Want To See in The Upcoming Franchise:

#5 - Vulture

A bald old man with wings might not seem like someone worth worrying about, but Spiderman has had some pretty epic battles with The Vulture over the years. Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, was originally planned to be the villain in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 4 before Sony decided to reboot the series. And even in the reboot we got to see The Vulture's Wings in the post-credit scene of the first installment. That's the closest we've come to seeing a live-action version of the character. But now that yet another reboot is on it's way, now would be a good time to introduce the character.

#4 - Scorpion

Mac Gargan was a private investigator initially hired by J. Jonah Jameson to find out how Peter Parker is able to obtain incredible pictures of Spiderman. When that failed, Jameson convinced Gargan to submit to a procedure that would bond him to an armored suit and grant him scorpion-like powers. Since then, the Scorpion became a professional criminal and would return to indulge in his deadly vendetta against Spiderman and Jameson. But given that, we won't see Tom Holland's Peter Parker work in the Daily Bugle anytime soon and that Jameson has a big role to play in the Scorpion storyline, we might to have to wait for the future installments to see this character.

#3 - Venom

I know what you're thinking. We've already seen Venom in Spiderman 3. But we would have been more pleased if Venom wasn't a part of that movie. We want to see more of Venom and we want it to be done in the right way. Venom quickly developed into one of Spiderman’s most popular foes in the late ‘80s. Over the years, Venom’s popularity among comic fans would have him become an anti-hero, occasionally worked on the same side as Spiderman. Earlier today it was reported that the Venom spin-off movie is back on, which means we might get to see Venom going against Spiderman, yet again on the big screen in a future Spiderman movie.

#2 - Mysterio

Mysterio is one of those super villains that doesn’t sound intimidating at first, but make no mistake, he’s given Spider-Man a run for his money many times over the decades. There have been several versions of this dome-headed illusionist, but the most iconic is former stuntman and special effects wunderkind Quentin Beck. Mysterio can generate amazingly convincing illusions through a combination of stagecraft, hypnotism, robotic duplicates, and chemicals. He's not a villain who can easily be stopped. He could prove to be a challenge for Tom Holland's Spiderman to face.

#1 - Kraven The Hunter

Not many of Spiderman’s villains can claim to have killed him, but Kraven the Hunter can. Kraven beat him in a fight, shot him, and buried him in a grave in the famous story Kraven’s Last Hunt. But it was soon revealed that it was a tranquilizer dart that he used just to prove that he was better than Spiderman. He doesn’t even use traditional hunting weapons like guns and spears, preferring to take his prey down with his bare hands. He's got a psychotic nature. In other words he's just CRAZY. And maybe a Crazy Villain (Read: Like the Joker) what the new franchise needs to be a success.

Let us know who you would like to see Spiderman face-off against in the new franchise.

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