This post will not include any spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home! This is just me thinking out load what villains I’d love to see in a potential MCU Spider-Man 4. And with any modern superhero movie, one villain just is not enough, so here are the pairs of villains I’d love to see Spider-Man face off against in the potential future movie.
Kraven the Hunter + The Chameleon
I know. Whenever I talk about potential Spider-Man movie villains, Kraven the Hunter is always on my list (see here, here & here). He is a classic villain who can go toe to toe with Spider-Man with speed, agility, and strength. He is a hunter who stops at nothing to catch his prey. He is very different than the past villains that the MCU Spider-Man has come across- he is not in this for greed (Vulture) or tech (Mysterio), but a desire to best Spider-Man. I’d add into the mix the Chameleon, Kraven’s half brother, to make things a bit more interesting and to tie them to Spider-Man Far From Home which introduced Chameleon’s alter ago Dimitri Smerdyakov (portrayed by Numan Acar). The Chameleon can use his master of disguise skills to trick Spider-Man into a situation where he’ll need to face off with Kraven (in lets say… Central Park).
Kingpin + The Prowler
I’ve watched to see a live-action Kingpin vs Spider-Man ever since first seeing them face off in the 90s Spider-Man animated series. The villain’s tower, filled with weapons, robots, and other villains, is the perfect place for them to have a climatic fight (maybe Kingpin used fake companies to buy Avengers tower??). With Into The Spider-Verse pairing Kingpin with the Prowler, I think the dynamic could work well here also. The Prowler moves like Spider-Man and is much better than the crime boss visually in a fight with the friendly neighborhood hero. Would Prowler be Kingpin’s right hand? Or more of a reluctant villain? It was great seeing Donald Glover as Prowler’s alter ago Aaron Davis in Spider-Man Homecoming, and I would LOVE to see him return to the role. Having him in the mix could also lead to the first MCU appearance of Miles Morales, who is Davis’ nephew.
Man-Wolf + J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson has always been one of Spider-Man’s main foes (and sometimes his reluctant ally). JK Simmons owned the role in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, and it was so good to see him in Far From Home. I will not discuss No Way Home, but he can be seen in the trailers and viral marketing, so I’ll leave that there. In the comics & animated shows Jameson has been known to get more hands on with his hate for Spider-Man and has tried to take out the Spider-Menace himself. John Jameson aka Man-Wolf is J. Jonah’s son and had a great introduction in Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. I fully believe if Raimi kept making Spier-Man movies that John would have become Man-Wolf. It did not happen, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen now! John Jameson could be on a mission in space where he finds the mystical Godstone, and upon taking it back to earth he turns into the Man-Wolf and terrorizes NYC. J. Jonah Jameson could take advantage of his son’s new found strength/rage and convince him to go after Spider-Man. Man-Wolf adds a layer of horror to Spidey what we have not seen in any live-action version of the character. Could be pretty cool. No matter what happens in future Spider-Man movies, I think we all want JK Simmons to keep appearing!
What villains would you like to see in future Spider-Man movies? Leave a comment and let us know!