Villain of Spider-Man 3:
Whether or not Spider-Man will be in the MCU is a different story for now. But whatever the case may be, Sony is definitely moving forward with the third iteration of Spider-Man which will follow the story of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The second solo Spider-Man movie of the MCU left us with a cliffhanger that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. But, if the Disney-Sony split continues until the time Spider-Man 3 goes under production, then we’d have to watch the next Spider-Man movie as Sony intends. That would mean that Peter will suddenly have to stop seeking any help from the likes of Happy Hogan, Stark Industries, and even Nick Fury.
Not just seek help, but he cannot even mention these characters by name. So, it will be a difficult task for the writers to maneuver Spider-Man 3 in a way that is legally abiding of the Disney-Sony split. But the one question that many people are asking for now is – who is going to be the main villain of the third movie? If you thought that it was going to be Norman Osborn, then YOU WERE WRONG. If your guess was not just one villain, but the Sinister Six as a whole, then YOU WERE partially right!
According to WGTC and their sources, the film is going to have not just one but two major antagonists. It will finally pay off the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming where Mac Gargan showed up to make an obvious tease of Scorpion. So, Scorpion is said to be the first villain of the film, and the second is said to be Kraven the Hunter. The idea is to set up the Sinister Six, but it’s not for Spider-Man 3.
We recently got an update that Sony is developing two more Spider-Man movies with Tom Holland. So, the set up for Sinister Six has to be for Spider-Man 4. That’s where Norman Osborn will surely come in, but nothing’s for certain for now. Remember that Jon Watts recently said that he would love to work a story with Kraven in it. Well, now is his chance as the setup of Spider-Man 3 demands Kraven to be in it!
With the situation that Spider-Man was left in by Mysterio, the government could or castrate the largest man hunt we’ve ever seen. To hunt down Spider-Man, the government could appoint Kraven the Hunter. Sergei Kravenoff is an excellent tracker and as his name suggests, a hunter. So, it’s the perfect opportunity for him to step onto the big screen. Moreover, we know that Sony was developing a Kravel solo movie with writer Richard Wenk. He said that his story would be based upon the infamous ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt’ involving Spider-Man.
“It’s an interesting world, a great character… it’s in the Spider-Man universe. I’m going to adhere very closely to the lore of Kraven the Hunter, and he’s going to come face-to-face with Spider-Man. I think that where we’re all circling is that this is Kraven’s Last Hunt, and whether this is the precursor to that movie, whether it will include it, we’re talking about those things. And even the idea that maybe Kraven could be like Kill Bill, basically a two-part movie. It’s all in the mix.”
Well, could Spider-Man adapt a bit from that, or at least set up the solo Kraven movie? After all, it is confirmed that he will interact with Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, and their films will bring him into the fold. It’d be quite interesting to see the plan that Sony follows.
As far as Scorpion is concerned, he could have some deal arranged with the government, and that’s how he’d partner up with Kraven on the Hunt to catch Spider-Man. Logically if you think about it, Kevin Feige may have informed Sony’s people about the story Marvel has planned to follow in Spider-Man 3, so they’d surely take that up. They could add their own changes now that Marvel is not in charge, but it will be the story that was originally intended.
So, let’s hope Sony does deliver a good third outing if Spider-Man will continue to stay outside of the MCU.
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