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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Rodney Rothman has teased a major villain returning in a big way. 1 / 9

  • According to Rothman, Olivia "Liv" Octavius/Doctor Octopus is "definitely" not gone from the story. 2 / 9

  • He also describes her as being their "most powerful bad guy" in "many ways." 3 / 9

  • Rothman implies that a puppet master-like role for Liv is on the table moving forward. 4 / 9

  • Notably, Doctor Octopus has been portrayed as Spider-Man's "big bad" multiple times before. 5 / 9

  • Liv made her debut as a minor villain in Into the Spider-Verse. 6 / 9

  • She could potentially show up in a Spider-Verse sequel starring Spider-Gwen. 7 / 9

    Spider-Gwen strikes a pose in Into the Spider-Verse.
  • She could also reappear in a Spider-Verse sequel starring Miles Morales. 8 / 9

    Miles Morales in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
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