While it’s been rumored that actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be joining Tom Holland for the upcoming film Spider-Man 3, some fans have been eager to know exactly what kind of villains we could be expecting. Well, as it turns out, the villains are going to be just as exciting as getting to see our three favorite Spider-Man actors on the screen together.
The rumor comes to us from FandomWire, in a report that Sony responded to but didn’t outright deny, so we’ll just advise that you take this report with a grain of salt. According to the outlet, the villains in the movie will be a variety of old and new characters. First up, we have Kraven the Hunter. This will be Kraven the Hunter’s first appearance, with Sony planning to give the character his own spin-off movie in the future.
More interestingly, we can supposedly expect a version of the Green Goblin in Spider-Man 3. It’s unclear exactly what interpretation of the character this will be. There’s a chance it could be the same Green Goblin from Sam Raimi’s earlier Spider-Man films, but it’s unknown how that could work considering the character died in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man film. As such, there’s no telling if Willem Dafoe will be reprising the character – or if we could even expect the version from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to make an appearance instead. But with the multiverse going into full effect, who knows what can happen?
They’ve also reported that Scorpion, as first introduced via actor Michael Mando in Spider-Man: Homecoming, will be making an appearance. Other than that, we have the previously mentioned Electro that will once again be played by Jamie Foxx. There’s also the possibility that Vulture, Mysterio, and even Venom could all be making appearances – with the potential for other villains to also be included in the film.
As for other plot details, it looks like Nick Fury’s cosmic rendition of SHIELD – known as SWORD – will also be introduced in the movie. FandomWire also reported that Oscorp will finally be introduced in the movie, so the possibilities with those introductions are exciting as well. With the way this film plans to tie together franchises, no doubt due to the help of Doctor Strange, this could be one of the biggest Marvel films yet.
Hopefully as we approach the film’s release date, we’ll have more official details soon. Spider-Man 3 will be hitting theaters on December 17, 2021.