Spider-Man: No Way Home might be the end of the Jon Watts-directed Homecoming trilogy but there are a lot more stories to tell around Spider-Man. Amy Pascal revealed during the promotion for No Way Home that Marvel and Sony will work on another trilogy for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. This means that we might get to see a lot more adventures with a whole new set of villains opposite him. There are a lot of villains already under development in Sony along with characters who were introduced in the MCU, who are yet to be explored. In a way, No Way Home actually managed to set up Scorpion and J. Jonah Jameson as the villains of Spider-Man 4 and beyond.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home featured some of the most exciting things in the form of fanservice as we got to see a lot of past characters make a return in the movie. The biggest theory for the movie actually came true and we got to witness a rather interesting group of characters in the movie. Other than the villains who returned we also saw Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire make their returns into their renditions of Spider-Man.
While this is the culmination of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trilogy that doesn’t mean it is the end of the character. With another trilogy set to come out with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, there are endless possibilities of villains we might get to explore. There is a chance that No Way Home itself might have hinted at the next possible set of villains for Spider-Man. There was no direct reference made to these characters but based on the development of certain characters in the movie we might be getting a possible hint in the future villains in the franchise.
Possible Villains of Spider-Man 4
A significant amount of development in Spider-Man: No Way Home is given to the character of J Jonah Jameson. While the entire narrative takes place, we see J Jonah Jameson taking the benefit of Peter’s circumstance. His success is seen basically because of the reveal of Spider-Man’s true identity as we initially see him in a basement-like place giving his report. But later in the movie, we see that he has managed to acquire an actual studio with a crew for reporting against Peter.
This character is actually more advanced than the version than we got to see in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. He might be reporting against Spider-Man and reporting on the various conspiracy theories, but he goes a bit more far by hiring a lackey to follow Peter when he is hiding out with Aunt May. This is actually something that leads us to expect this as a reference to something similar we got to see in the comics. At the same time, this might be an indication of the other big villain we will get to see in the movie.
In The Amazing Spider-Man #19, we saw Jameson hiring a private investigator to tail his photographer Peter Parker in order to find out how he manages to get the photos of Spider-Man for Bugle. This is also the same issue that actually causes Mac Gargan’s first appearance and later becoming the Scorpion. James does this when he comes across Dr. Farley Stillwill and then he pays Gargan to undergo experiments that would help him become stronger than Spider-Man by nabbing the powers of a scorpion. This was in order to destroy Spider-Man who was actually a common enemy for both.
Gorgon was already introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming as someone working for the Vulture. We see that he is left scarred after the scuffle with Spidey on the ferry. The post-credits scene for the movie shows that Gargan is actually interested in learning Spider-Man’s true identity, which was eventually revealed by Mysterio to the world. The actor who played him, Michael Mando actually talked about returning to the role in an interview with Steve Varley. He said, “There is a chance. There’s always a chance.”
Most of the renditions of Scorpion saw the character actually holding Jameson accountable for his origin. Considering that Scorpion will be driven against Spider-Man now that the world doesn’t know about Peter Parker we can clearly see him teaming up with Jameson. Now that Jameson is done with his exposé on Spider-Man’s secret identity, we can see him heading for paying for Gargan’s transformation into the Scorpion.