After a pretty terrific reintroduction in "Captain America: Civil War," audiences have been eagerly anticipating for "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the webslinger's standalone film that brings him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold. Tom Holland has kept fans up-to-date on a lot of behind the scenes action, but with the close wraps Marvel Studios keeps on its productions, it's not exactly a surprise that plot details are relatively sparse at the moment.
If recent rumors are to be believed, however, we might have a bit of a better understanding of just who Peter Parker will be squaring off against next year. Take these tidbits with a grain of salt, of course, but we won't blame you if if your Spidey spoiler senses won't stop tingling.
Schmoeville purports on good authority that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" will once again feature three antagonists, along the lines of Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" and Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but not all of them will be super-powered. The report confirms that the Vulture and Shocker -- most likely played by Michael Keaton and Bokeem Woodbine, respectively -- will square off against Tom Holland's Spider-Man, along with a third character that will cause trouble for Peter Parker in his everyday life.
Schmoeville is leaning towards that role being filled by Logan Marshall-Green ("Prometheus"), and although they don't offer specifics, they do mention that this character might be someone who gets romantically entangled with Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei. It's also unclear whether or not this person will actually be "bad," per se, or just a thorn in Parker's side. Either way, it'll be one more headache for the superhero to deal with as he navigates the MCU.
If all that weren't enough, Schmoeville hints at a surprise appearance by a bigger name baddie -- a "character central to the mythos" -- at some point during the film, which will then set up their return in future sequels. A safe bet would be Norman Osborn, of course, but the article also argues that Venom could enter the fray to make up for his pretty poor depiction back in 2007's "Spider-Man 3." Of course, with over fifty years of "mythos" to draw from, the list of potential names is pretty lengthy, so it could end up being any of a number of characters. Is it too much to ask for a Carnage cameo?
Whether these rumors prove accurate or not, Peter Parker will have more than enough to deal with when "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.