Production for the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming is proceeding full speed ahead! Fans are finally hoping to get the perfect MCU Spider-Man they deserve. Tom Holland is ready to bring a spectacular new portrayal of the famous web-slinger with his first solo film after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War. While it's currently in the midst of filming, the cast seems to be growing larger and larger over time. Marvel has been keeping fans in the dark with which actor is playing who on-screen, but have revealed who's going to play the antagonists.
Michael Keaton is speculated to have been cast as the Vulture, Logan Marshall-Green is rumored to be portraying Carnage, and Bokeem Woodbine's character who is still unknown. As of now, the film is allegedly squeezing three villains in the storyline. Because of this, fans are currently extremely concerned.
Just Look At The Films In The Past!
Let's be honest, the Spider-Man franchise (speaking of all Spider-Man films) will always go down as one of the best superhero franchises in history. Nobody could ever forget the amazing works of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but both of their final Spider-Man films sported the same issue: too many villains. This caused both films to be ranked as the worst Spider-Man films to be released.
Spider-Man 3 back in 2007 had Sandman, Venom, and Harry Osborn as Green Goblin. While the action was definitely beyond epic, each villain stole the emphasis from one another. If Sony had decided to break it down with those three villains, we could've gotten three great films. Or maybe two, if you combine Green Goblin and Sandman together and give Venom his own movie. Despite having absolutely amazing characters, the final product was disappointing.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 mainly featured two antagonists, Electro and Green Goblin, for the big fights but snuck in a huge villain at the end: Rhino. In this situation again, each villain deserved their own film. In particular, the storyline of Gwen Stacy's death should've been saved for an Amazing Spider-Man 3. These villains being crammed into one film became a huge downfall for the franchise. If It went differently, Andrew Garfield could've gotten the chance to reprise his role.
Could It Work For MCU Spider-Man?
With how Spider-Man films featuring three villains turned out in the past, you have to understand why fans are nervous for the outcome of the upcoming film. However, for those fans out there, all hope isn't lost yet. The three actors, of course, are said to be portraying antagonists to Spider-Man, but there's still no info on which villains we'll be seeing on-screen. For all we know, they could just be some low-life thugs that Spidey has to chase away.
The previous films had the issue of squeezing too many "major" villains in the storyline, but out of the three actors, who's going to be the Big Bad? It could be one or even two. Marvel's goal should definitely be to avoid the number three. From now on, they're only known as "antagonists" until more news is released. Honestly, the only way multiple major villains could face Spider-Man in one movie is if it's a Sinister Six-based film, which is something to wish for!
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017!