All of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Villains Possibly Revealed

By July 25, 2016
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As of right now, even following the film’s panel at Hall H in San Diego this past weekend, a number of the roles and characters in Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming are still unknown and being kept mysterious for the time being. Though the footage in the movie did end with a brief confirmation that The Vulture would be in the film, as fans saw the very first footage of the character, who we think is going to be played by Michael Keaton.

However, a number of the rumors and reports coming from the project have all pointed at there being numerous antagonists in the movie, with Logan Marshall-Green and Bokeem Woodbine both reportedly cast as villains in the film, bringing the total to at least three, if the casting reports are true.

During the Diamond Select toy panel at SDCC this past weekend though, it appears as though the company confirmed that the three villains in the film will be The Vulture, The Tinkerer, and Shocker, though the actors playing each of the roles are still unknown.

Obviously, take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being, though all three of the villains do seem to fit in line with the previous comments from both Kevin Feige and director Jon Watts about the movie’s tone and bringing the character back to some of his classic roots, which all three of those characters make sense for. Not to mention that all three of them have yet to receive the onscreen treatment as well.

The Tinkerer coincidentally enough, appeared for the first time in the same issue as The Vulture as well, and was one of Spider-Man’s first villains, a genius inventor that usually equipped other supervillains with their different gadgets and devices. Shocker on the other hand, is a petty crook who isn’t necessarily the smartest bad guy in the world, though his wrist gauntlets do project powerful vibrations that can be dangerous to Spidey if he’s not taking the villain seriously enough.

I imagine The Vulture will be the main antagonist of the film, and the Tinkerer could be the person to equip Adrian Toomes with his flying apparatus, acting more as a figure in the background, more than anything else. Following the trailer and footage shown in Hall H as well, it’s looking more and more like Homecoming is going to live up to its promise by giving Spider-Man the classic onscreen treatment he’s so desperately deserved. In case his brief role in Civil War wasn’t proof enough of that.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theatres on July 7th, 2017.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable