With Spider-Man: Homecoming set to launch the third Spider-Man franchise, it's safe to say that Sony is keen to separate their take on Spider-Man from those before. Which is why the news that Marvel Studios and Sony plans to use a new set of villains for the next chapter of Spider-Man's new film franchise shouldn't be entirely surprising.
In a recent interview with Hey U Guys, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was asked whether the Green Goblin, Electro or Rhino will return for a Homecoming sequel. Feige was quick to cite Spider-Man's impressive rogues gallery that has yet to make it to the big screen - such as the Vulture, the main villain in Homecoming, as well as Shocker, Scorpion, and the Tinkerer, who will join Keaton's villain on the big screen for the first time. Whether they're setting up the latter trio for future films is currently unknown, although Scorpion is rumored to appear in Sony's Silver and Black spinoff.
“We haven’t talked about that," Feige revealed. "What’s fun about this is it’s the first time Spider-Man is in the MCU. And the first time he’s played by an actor who is the age, essentially, Spidey was in the comics for so long. And, as Michael Keaton does with the Vulture, we get to explore villains we haven’t seen before. Spidey has an amazing rogues gallery, so at some point I think it might be interesting to revisit some of the characters we’ve seen in films before, but right now, we think there are a lot of new ones we haven’t played with yet.”
As of right now, there's not a lot that we know regarding the follow-up to Homecoming, other than it'll be the first film to debut following Avengers: Infinity War and will most likely see Jon Watts return behind the camera.
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as Vulture, in addition to Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Tickets are on sale now.