WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in theaters now.
With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse starring a whole host of web-slinging superheroes from across the multiverse, it's only natural the acclaimed animated film similarly features a robust rogues' gallery.
The villains are, for the most part, based on their comic book counterparts in Marvel's Ultimate Universe, assembled in the film's version of the Sinister Six (although that name is never used). Below is a rundown of the colorful Spider-Man foes who make a full appearance in Into the Spider-Verse, alongside a nefarious organization with its own comic book ties.
The first villain fully introduced in the film is Norman Osborn's Green Goblin. Seen battling the Peter Parker of Miles Morales' universe inside the Brooklyn-based Alchemax facility, this incarnation of the Green Goblin is the largest and most monstrous version to appear yet. Towering over Spider-Man like an amateur kaiju, the transformed Norman features scaly skin, leathery wings, and a tail while flinging fireballs at his foe.
First created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Spider-Man #14, the classic Marvel villain appears more similarly to the Ultimate Marvel character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. Voiced by MacGruber director Jorma Taccone, the villain is defeated relatively early in the film though he reappears silently as Peter B. Parker from another universe explains his own superhero origins in comic book form.
The principal antagonist, Liev Schreiber's Wilson Fisk, runs the company Alchemax and employs the film's other villains. It's revealed Fisk is using the multiverse-threatening particle accelerator in a desperate bid to reunite with his dead wife Vanessa and their young son, who were killed in a car accident as they fled after discovering him fighting Spider-Man.
A mountain of a man, this version of Marvel's Kingpin not only is responsible for the Spider-heroes of the multiverse coming to his Earth but also plays a prominent role in Miles' own heroic origin story: In addition to funding the experiment that created the genetically enhanced spider that gave Miles his powers, Kingpin kills his universe's Spider-Man with his bare hands after he sabotages the particle accelerator. That act reminds audiences the villain was initially one of Spider-Man's worst enemies years before his association with Daredevil.
Depicted in Into the Spider-Verse as the Kingpin's top enforcer, Tombstone is rarely seen far from his boss' side. Often sporting matching twin pistols, the gray villain is voiced by Black Lightning actor Marvin "Krondon" Jones III. It's unknown whether he possesses the same levels of superhuman strength and endurance as his comic book counterpart, as he's effectively floored in the film from a blow by Aunt May.
The hard-hitting villain was introduced in 1988 in Web of Spider-Man #36 by Gerry Conway and Alex Saviuk, and had a memorable appearance earlier this year in Marvel's Spider-Man video game. By the end of the film, Tombstone is defeated along with his boss, and is seen being put into the back of a patrol car by police officer, and Miles' father, Jefferson Davis-Morales.