Rumors are echoing loud that the Spider-Verse sequel will be hitting theaters late this fall. Those who were fortunate enough to catch the first installment back in 2018 know how exceptional it was. Marvel fans are undoubtedly excited for more adventures in between universes. As per some sources, plans for a trilogy of Spider-Verse movies have already been made, with installments on tap. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Part One, let’s look at five excellent choices for an antagonist –
Into the Spider-Verse featured a new version of Doctor Octopus in Olivia Octavius, a character who filled that void after Peter Parker’s death. But there’s always room for another Doc Ock. In fact, we could see a different version of the character or even see the classic version reappear and contrast Olivia completely. Maybe they’d cross dimensions somehow?
The Green Goblin was the most interesting character in Into the Spider-Verse. He only appeared briefly, but he was incredible and played by two of the best actors to ever play a supervillain; Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, and a CGI effect on his face & body to look more goblin-y. We hope they don’t dumb down Norman Osborn again in a second movie.
A new villain also has to be introduced in the film. It would be familiar for most casual fans by adding someone that’s not part of the Spider-Verse yet. The obvious choice here is Venom, who could be traveling through portals across worlds, infecting each Spider-Man he finds and creating an army of himself hellbent on destruction. It makes sense to devote two films to stop this evil force.
Kraven The Hunter
Morlun isn’t the only villain obsessed with hunting Spider-Men. Moreover, he isn’t even THAT popular, and like Kingpin, Kraven is also a villain who has yet to appear in live-action as well. A Kraven solo film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson is currently slated for a January 2023 release from Sony, but Across the Spider-Verse could become Kraven’s film debut.
The Jackal once played the antagonist of one of the biggest Spider-Man comics stories. It made him a divisive and controversial character among the fandom. However, a villain who’s best known for amassing an army of Spider-Man duplicates could easily become the antagonist for a Spider-Verse film. That being said, it’s probably not a good idea to include his creepy obsession with Gwen Stacy from that story. Because it might become blasphemous – which goes without saying.