News about Tom Holland reprising his role as Spider-Man for another trilogy has caught the limelight lately. And here are some of the villains we think could appear in Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6. In 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures came to an extraordinary agreement. This involved sharing Spider-Man on the big screen. Thus giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe a chance to reboot the web-slinger in their way.
So far, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker has made five movie appearances in four years. And with Spider-Man: No Way Home, he successfully wraps up the first trilogy for his superhero. The grandeur and anticipation surrounding the film made it close to being the final MCU Spider-Man movie. However, reports suggest that there is another trilogy starring Tom Holland currently under discussion.
There aren’t many details about Spider-Man 4,5, and 6 disclosed yet. Although, the fact that Holland’s Spider-Man will return for another trilogy of movies brings up the possibility of many villainous confrontations. When Marvel Studios and Sony decided to join forces, there was one common ground they stood on. The Spider-Man standalone movies would not introduce villains that were already present in either Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy or Andrew Garfield’s two The Amazing Spider-Man films. As a result, Vulture became the lead villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Mysterio wreaked havoc in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In addition, several other villains like Prowler, Shocker, and Tinkerer were also given supporting roles in the films. As a contrast, though, Spider-Man: No Way Home turned around the idea of featuring new villains in the exact opposite direction. The massive hold of the Multiverse allowed both the studios to bring back some of the most prominent villains and actors from the previous Spider-Man movies. These include Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.
Although it comes to selecting an approach that Marvel and Sony will carry through to institute villains in Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6, the details are still unknown. There are several different strategies to apply. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could still face more villains from the Multiverse. There is also a possibility of introducing different iterations of previous villains. Or he could come face to face in combat with his past nemesis. Or perhaps he could encounter more characters from Spider-Man’s excellent rogues gallery in the comics. Here are our assumptions as to which villains could be seen in the next Spider-Man trilogy.
If there is a forthcoming Spider-Man 4, it will make the most sense for the studios to finally bring together Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Tom Hardy’s Venom. It is the one confrontation that fans have waited impatiently forever since Hardy was included in the cast. And with Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s post-credits scene, fans have been hoping for a scenario that makes it possible for Spider-Man to show up in Venom’s future. The tiny clip of the Venom symbiote recognizing Spider-Man and wanting to eat him builds enough premises for Hardy’s character to pull off more nefarious stunts.
Additionally, a setup like this would prove profitable for Sony, too, as the studio had vocally expressed their plans for a take on Venom and Peter Parker’s story following Spider-Man 3. Apart from this, picking Venom as the next Spider-Man villain would make sense commercially as well. The character is widely popular in pop culture. And his inclusion in Spider-Man would only guarantee a massive box office success. Thus proving as a win for both Sony and Marvel.
Another potential name in the list of villains likely to appear in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the upcoming trilogy is Kraven the Hunter. The MCU creative team has repeatedly expressed their inclination towards wanting to include him in the first trilogy. However, the story panned out for Spider-Man: No Way Home tinkered with that plan.
Reports suggest Sony’s plans for a Kraven the Hunter movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the Spider-Man villain. The movie is supposed to release in 2023. Certain rumors say Spider-Man may show up in the solo film. But it has not been made official yet. Although, if Spider-Man does not appear in Kraven the Hunter, then it is likely that he would appear in one of the following Spider-Man solo films as a villain.
This move might need some initial setup to establish a connection with the Multiverse. But it all depends on whether or not Kraven’s solo films are linked to the MCU. However, the fact remains that Kraven would be perfect as a villain if the studios plan on turning down the scales on Holland’s next trilogy and still stick to higher bets.
Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, is also a probable candidate in MCU’s next Spider-Man trilogy for a highly anticipated encounter with Holland’s web-slinger. Ever since Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin made his debut with Daredevil and became one of Marvel’s most admired on-screen villains, fans have been waiting for the New York crime boss to come face to face with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Some rumors suggest Kingpin’s involvement in Disney’s Hawkeye. As well as a cameo from Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home. If any of these rumors are true, it is safe to assume that Marvel is already laying the groundwork for Wilson Fisk to be Spider-Man 4’s villain.
In the original Marvel comics, Kingpin and Spider-Man have crossed paths with each other several times, Which is why it makes sense for the MCU futures to run into each other. Kingpin’s addition to the MCU will allow Peter Parker to face a newer kind of villain. It will also make it easier for Marvel to institute other street-level New York villains in the future as people who work under Fisk.
It is also possible that MCU will see Norman Osborn, aka Green Goblin, as one of the villains in Spider-Man 4, 5, or 6. Willem Dafoe will return as the iconic Spider-Man villain in Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, this appearance is being made possible through a breach in the Multiverse, which implies that the MCU is yet to introduce the Sacred Timeline’s version of Norman.
It is possible that once Peter confronts a version of Norman from a different universe, he will become invested and will want to know more about the Green Goblin in his timeline. If that is the case, seeing William Dafoe continue to play his character would be thrilling. In addition to that, Green Goblin would pose a curious threat in the next threat, more so because Peter will be aware of Norman’s future as a villain. And we could see Holland’s superhero try his best to save him from his destiny and see that it does not happen.
The last we saw Scorpion was in a tease at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, Tom Holland’s impending Spider-Man trilogy could be the perfect setting for Marvel and Sony to create an ultimate showdown between the two. Holland’s first MCU solo movie saw Michael Mando’s Mac Gargan as a supporting villain working alongside Vulture. Although, the MCU never saw Gargan transforming into his villainous comic book persona of Scorpion. But Spider-Man: Homecoming’s tease made it sure for Mac to take his form as Scorpion someday as he is seen expressing his desire to get revenge on Spider-Man.
Scorpion could pose as an excellent villain in Spider-Man 4, 5, or 6. As a villain, he will be a fresh face in the Spider-Man franchise. And eventually, he would turn to be the superhero’s most significant enemy as he holds the trilogy together. In another case, Scorpion could accompany a new villain as a supporting one. And be answerable to the film’s more evil faces. Perhaps someone like Norman Osborn or Wilson Fisk.
MCU would give Rhino a chance to fire his shot at a live-action redemption through Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6. Sony indeed featured him in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. However, Paul Giamatti’s Aleksei Sytsevich was not seen operating the giant mechanical Rhino suit until the movie’s very end. As long as Rhino does not make an unexpected entry in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the villain’s return on the big screen can be kept under the covers until the next trilogy.
Whether appearing as a major villain in the forthcoming standalone films or merely reprising the role of a supporting foe, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will face an unusual villain in Rhino. This is because Vulture, Mysterio, and even the other No Way Home’s Multiverse villains are not physically huge compared to Spidey himself. But Rhino is an enormous danger to Spider-Man physically. And the villain could drive Peter towards having to endure the kind of combat that crushes you.
The upcoming Spider-Man trilogy set in the MCU might allow Marvel and Sony to introduce Mister Negative in his first grand big-screen debut. Mister Negative is a crime lord possessing Darkforce/Lightforce powers. He has only been part of Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery since 2007. But with time, the villain is becoming a repetitive danger. Additionally, the character recently earned widespread popularity in pop culture after becoming the main villain in Spider-Man PS4.
The game goes hand in hand with the comics. It makes Mister Negative the leader of FEAST, which is a homeless shelter where Aunt May volunteers. As an interesting fact, Spider-Man: No Way Home also includes FEAST as a new addition to the movie. This only makes it apparent that the MCU is probably building the premises for his arrival.
If Marvel and Sony wish to have some light-hearted fun by introducing a small-scale villain in Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6, then Dmitri Smerdyakov, aka Chameleon, is a perfect choice. The chances are that the MCU has already placed a tiny Easter Egg for its upcoming version of the mask-wearing, identity-changing villain. We remember how Spider-Man: Far From Home briefly featured Dimitri’s character, who worked for Nick Fury.
Whatever be the case, the Chameleon is capable of impersonating anyone by mimicking their personality. This makes him a very intriguing villain for the Spider-Man trilogy as he could add a fun, mysterious element to the story. However, to see Chameleon as a prominent villain throughout a movie will be nightly improbable. His role could thus be limited to working alongside his brother Kraven as they try to defeat Spider-Man. There is a vast scope for multiple cameos if the studios genuinely wish to put Chameleon and his abilities to good use. This can be done as Chameleon works his way around Peter’s psyche to weaken him.