With the casting of the new Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and rumors of an appearance in ‘Civil War’ forthcoming), things are looking up for the Web-head in ways they haven’t since Sam Raimi left the franchise.  Certainly, as one of the biggest names in superherodom, Spider-Man is perfectly capable of headlining a movie that audiences will dig, but the sheer number of films recently has cleared a lot of bigger names from the list of villains: Doctor Octopus, The Green Goblin, Venom, Electro and more have all been on the big screen (remember he’s had FIVE movies since 2002) in recent years.  If Marvel wants to make a clean break from the previous two film incarnations, they might have to dig a bit to find a villain that we haven’t seen lately to plaster all over toy aisles and fast-food glasses when he gets his own movie in 2017, which leads us to today’s friendly neighborhood query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that The Vulture or Kraven would be pretty interesting, especially if they have the good sense to avoid another origin picture, asking: What Spider-Villain do you most want to see in his next movie outing?


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  1. I want to see The Shocker done 100% serious.
    Firstly because it totally could work.
    Secondly because it would break the internet in half with people nay saying it. On a level that would make guardians nay saying look tame.

    • Above all: One villain. Give them room to breath.
      There is no need to jam 3-6 villains in there. You are not “raising the stakes” you are muddying the plot, and turning them all into catchphase spouting one dimensional characters.
      My heart still weeps for a version of Spider-Man 3 with just Sand Man. Would have been so much better.

  2. I don’t want to see him fight a villain as much as I want to see him evade Nick Fury, but as long as we’re fantasizing, I might as well wish for an old fashioned dungeon-crawl inside of Galactus.

      • What if it were Bruce Campbell playing Chameleon pretending to be Bruce Campbell? Like within the movie, Bruce is supposed to be filming a role in NY, but it is really Chameleon pretending to be Bruce. That seems like the sort of twisted thing he would go for.

  3. Maybe not for the NEXT movie, but I’d love to see Venom done right. With Spidey becoming part of the MCU, which has established aliens and all that existing, they could lead up to Venom over the course of the next few movies (including non-Spidey movies).

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Kingpin involved to some degree since he’s already been established in the Netflix Daredevil series. Perhaps not as the big bad of the movie, but it would be a fun cross reference between the series as the end credits scene or just a brief cameo somewhere in the film.

    But the Spidey villain I want to see most would probably also need to be a secondary villain, Doppleganger.

    Otherwise, I’d love to see Chameleon or Mysterio.

    • Kraven the Hunter actually made a pretty great villain in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game.

      As for me.. I really do want to see a Venom done right. Barring that… I am not actually sure. I want to see a villain that brings out the best in Spider-Man, I’m not sure how interested I am in a villain for the villain’s sake.
      I’d like to see Spider-Man go up against someone completely out of his power class, to be outclassed and overpowered at every turn. And, now that I’m thinking about it… a well written Mysterio really fits that bill. I would love that film doubly more so if we don’t get a lot of time with the villain.. just the constant dealing with everything he’s screwing up. The mysterious figure pulling the strings that’s wrecking Spider-Man pretty spectuacularly, and is threatening the city in a pretty ground-level gang-based kind of way. Making Peter’s own city – and his own senses, even – seem alien to him, make him go through some SERIOUS self doubt.

      • Mysterio would also be a great way to include some cameos by really twisted Spidey villains as illusions without trying to muddy things up with the 3-4 villain overcrowded story. Demogoblin, Doppelganger and all those really freaky Spidey villains that otherwise might not seem as plausible on film. They could be used toward the end when Mysterio really ups the stakes trying to break Peter’s mind..

        • Oooh, strongly agreed. I mean, you could have his illusions throw ANYONE in there, just to get the fans going “Ahhhhh look, it’s him! It’s her! It’s.. it..story’s too complicated I’ll explain later!”
          I would love to see Doppelganger show up.

          Even more than that, I’d love to see Doppelganger in a video game. Nothing would be as creepy as seeing a deformed version of a beloved character trying to straight up kill you on screen.

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