While we've seen a number of key Spidey villains on the big screen so far, Marvel head Kevin Feige says the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequels will set their sights on new faces. What just a few years ago seemed impossible has arrived. Though Spidey showed up in last year's Captain America: Civil War, the release of his first solo movie in the MCU feels like a more concrete assurance that the wall-crawler is here to stay. As such, fans can now dive into wondering which other Spidey heroes, villains, and civilians could be on their way in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We know Iron Man will have a presence in Homecoming 2, but won't actually feature in the film. Instead, Peter will likely team-up with any number of other Marvel heroes. On top of that, characters like Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales could show up in a future film. But, with a rogues gallery as stacked as Spidey's, it won't be all friendly faces in his new movies. With Homecoming, we'll be seeing the Vulture brought to life for the first time. But knowing he won't be back for the sequel, just who will the hero face next?
HeyUGuys spoke with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about the potential villains for the sequels to Spider-Man: Homecoming. And while he admitted those discussion hadn't really begun yet, he firmly wants to see new rogues face the hero rather than recycled ones from previous films.
“We haven’t talked about that. What’s fun about this is it’s the first time Spider-Man is in the MCU. And the first time he’s played by an actor who is the age, essentially, Spidey was in the comics for so long. And, as Michael Keaton does with the Vulture, we get to explore villains we haven’t seen before. Spidey has an amazing rogues gallery, so at some point I think it might be interesting to revisit some of the characters we’ve seen in films before, but right now, we think there are a lot of new ones we haven’t played with yet.”
Certainly, plenty of fans would love to revisit villains like Electro and Sandman in the world of the MCU, but it makes sense for Marvel to try and keep their version of Spidey as different as possible. While he's still the same take on the hero, the story's focus on high school and a new cast of friends has already helped the film to stand out and gain praise from critics. Meanwhile, the inclusion of the Vulture and other new villains means audiences less familiar with the source material won't be thrown for a loop.
While one of the secondary villains from Homecoming could step up to the plate as the big bad in the sequel, Spider-Man still has a lot of villains we haven't seen yet on the big screen. Then again, Feige might not say no to Sony's new take on Venom showing up in a Spidey film as an antagonist if the character's solo film is a hit. We'll have to wait and see who Spidey will be fighting in the next film, but in the meantime Spider-Man: Homecoming will give him more than enough to deal with.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019