10 Villains That Should Be Considered For The Amazing Spider-Man 2

With the announcement that The Amazing Spider-Man will be part one of a trilogy, Spidey fans are already trying to predict who will be the next villain. Of course, all the classics are being discussed but director Marc Webb is toying with the possibility of inventing a new villain or re-inventing a lesser known one.

To assist Mr. Webb with his decision, we’ve put together a list of ten villains that we feel would be well suited for the director’s re-imagining of the webslinger. Join us as we take a look at the ten best villains for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Please note that the following article does contain spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Green Goblin

I’ve included The Green Goblin mainly because that’s what most of the speculation, in regards to the shadowy figure in the post-credits scene of The Amazing Spider-Man, has concluded.

That being said, I think Webb and Marvel would be wise to leave the massive battle with The Green Goblin until the third installment. The fact that Norman Osborn held such a strong presence in the first movie without being seen is one step towards the reveal of his alter ego as the Goblin. The next step, in my opinion, would be to introduce him in the second movie as just plain old Osborn.

Don’t get me wrong, The Green Goblin is a great villain, I just don’t think it’s his time to shine yet.

Jack O’Lantern/Hobgoblin

I think the Hobgoblin would be an exceptional way to further build towards The Green Goblin, especially if they chose to use the Jason Macendale version. Macendale was trained by the CIA before being kicked out for being violent and having a strong lack of morals. He originally worked as Jack O’Lantern before becoming the Hobgoblin.

He was then hired as an assassin by Norman Osborn, before Osborn became the Green Goblin. He craves power, not caring who he double-crosses in order to get it and his total lack of loyalty makes him a perfect foil to Spider-Man. It is also accepted that he was mentally ill for the majority of his time working as the Hobgoblin.

Macendale has masters degrees in both mechanical engineering and physics and used those to improve the Goblin Glider. Even though Raimi’s version of Harry Osborn didn’t please many fans, the scenes where he was on the Goblin Glider were certainly spectacular.

Who knows? Maybe they could even talk Mark Hamill into playing the part.

Shocker

Despite being a high school dropout, Herman Schultz was a brilliant inventor and engineer who made his suit (which can shake off Spidey’s webs) in a prison workshop.

Shocker defeated Spider-Man in their first encounter and using him in the movie would be a great way to show weakness in Spidey. Shocker was also notorious for teaming up with other villains, which could lead to a impressive villain combo that would be very difficult for Spider-Man to deal with.

Scorpion


Formerly a private investigator, Mac Gargan was hired by J. Jonah Jameson to undergo experimental animal-mutation therapy in an effort to defeat Spider-Man. The result of this mutation was Scorpion, a creature with superhuman strength, speed, agility, and reflexes. He can even scale walls. Sounds a lot like Spider-Man when you just list the powers.

Scorpion was stronger than Spidey too, (an acid-shooting tail can do a lot more damage than web-shooters), which would cause Spider-Man to have to be more cunning than he was with the Lizard. Gargon also wants to rid himself of his mutation, providing an extra layer that many villains don’t have.

The main problem with trying to use Scorpion is the fact that Webb hasn’t introduced Jameson into the story yet, so the back story of Scorpion would potentially have to be altered.

Chameleon

Famous for being the first super-villain Spider-Man ever faced, it’s a shame that Chameleon hasn’t been featured in any of the 21st century Spidey movies.

Dmitri Smerdyakov initially uses makeup and costumes to change his appearance but eventually, after becoming the Chameleon, he uses a holographic belt in order to change his appearance at will.

The fact he can change into anyone at any time could lead to some very cool scenes, reminiscent of the Polyjuice Potion scenes in the Harry Potter movies. He can also appear differently to two different people at the same time, upping the ante even more.

Most importantly though, adding in the Chameleon would give Webb a chance to bring back either Martin Sheen or Dennis Leary as one of the Chameleon’s many disguises.

Scorcher

A jet pack and a flame thrower? It’s every 12 year-old boy’s dream and would make for an exceptional foe for Spider-Man.

Steven Hudak was accused of embezzlement when working as a research chemist. He became Scorcher in an effort to get revenge on his former company. This scientific background would make Scorcher a great fit for Webb’s Oscorp-dominated universe. It was also revealed at one point that Scorcher worked as an agent for Norman Osborn.

His costume not only protects him from his own fire, but it makes him more durable against the attacks of Spider-Man. Scorcher also isn’t one of the classic villains (his debut was in 1995) which would allow Webb much more creative control over what the villain would be.

I personally would love to see the direction Webb could take Scorcher.

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  1. HenryTeosays:

    What about Venom or Carnage? I think those two villains together would make for a real treat. And I think that was how it was in the comics.
     

  2. JoeFarleysays:

    I’d love too see the sinister six, but theyd have to do it in a really clever way, if i were a writer id turn flash thompson into venom like in the more recent comics, and the plot for a second would be revolve around kraven, then focus the 3rd on green goblin, then id have 3 venom films along a similar premise with carnage, scorpion and doctor octopus being the bad guys of this trilogy, then after both trilogies id have the black ops venom and spiderman facing off against a sinister six made of lizard, kraven, carnage, scorpion, doc ock and green goblin. with james vanderbilt on it i know he could make a spectacular universe off that.

  3. Tyshepherd21says:

    The amazing spiderman 2 lol. Let’s do another reboot. This movie sucked ass.

    *******warning contains spoilers!******
    This movie is geared towards the twilight crowd. Wow this has to be the weakest spiderman to ever hit the big screen. Allow me to list the facts and Chou can judge for yourself.

    1. He could barely jump off the ground unlike the real spiderman that can jump over a small building with a single leap.

    2. He got bruised And beaten from fighting normal people! So of course it comes as no surprise he was not able to beat the Lizard. In fact, his gf had to save him with the antidote because he was getting pulverized fighting the lizard on his own.

    3. The captain of the police saves spiderman life and fights the lizard just about as well spiderman the “supposed superhero” using a shotgun lol.

    4. Once again hitting on the weakness of this skinny spiderman, his running through allies and small jumps while fighting was essentially free running which is something Jason Bourne or a normal phillipino thief can do. Basically just a normal person highly trained.

    5. He let himself be handcuffed by police officers. Can you say embarrassing

    6. He let his mask get taken off I don’t know how many times. It was ridiculous. He was getting mask raped.

    7. He couldn’t properly use his spider sense and dodge bullets and slow down time like the real spiderman except for the car thief scene where he successfully dodges them yay good job!

    spiderman wouldn’t last a week in New York if he couldn’t dodge bullets with all the crazies shooting at him.

    1. Spriggan7says:

       @Tyshepherd21 1. Webb was shooting for a slightly more “realistic” (I know its an oxymoron) spider-man, and I’ve never seen Spidey jump over a whole building anyway. Small or not. 2. This is a teenage boy (who was weak nerd and social outcast at that) who is a rookie crimefighter. While he developed some impressive moves because of his strength and agility, of course he is going to get his butt handed to him occasionally; especially by a 9 foot lizard-man. 3. Shotguns hurt…a lot. And said captain did die after all. 4. Once again hitting the fact he was a weak teenage boy, Peter Parker after getting bit by the spider acquired excellent muscle tone, but is still lean and skinny. Also I applaud Webb for showcasing Spidey’s agility using an actual person. It can’t ALL be CGI. 5. He was hit by and tazer bullet or whatever and fell like four stories. You try keeping heavily armed SWAT handcuffing you after that. And proceeded to kicking their butts while keeping his face hidden until the end. 6. Ok I’ll give you that one. The mask came off WAAAAY too much. Secret identity is Superheroes 101. 7. Apart from one or two scenes they didn’t really utilize spider sense too much which is what I hope they fix in the sequel. No offense, but it sounds like you went into this movie looking for reasons to hate it.

  4. Huberth Sanchez Coronasays:

    Mysterio or the Vulture, Scorpion is one of my favorites, The Green Goblin is needed, Shocker, Sandman or Rhino are so losers, but with a good efects

    1. Al Lowesays:

      I’m really hoping they avoid Rhino. In My opinion they would have to make some major changes to him and make him look epic to even be worth tying in as a secondary villain.

  5. prnvp23says:

    Its already been announced that those characters that were included in the video game will never appear in any movie so that rules out Scorpion and Rhino and whatever other villain is in the game

  6. Brianlwilliamssays:

    I’m calling Avg 2 -> Spider Man Cameo meeting the team -> Spidy 2 vs Jackel -> Cameo of Avg 3 & the Secret Wars -> Avg 3 the Secret Wars -> Cameo of Spidy getting venom suit -> Spidy 3. This is all if they want to link them all together but we’ll see

    1. Luthenialsays:

      It’s common knowledge Sony doesn’t have the rights for the avengers and i’ll doubt marvel would sell or rent the license to Sony since the avengers turned out to be a real moneymaker.
      Seriously, i’ve read about the avengers on every spiderman movie board i read.
      get real and get your facts straight !

    2. Luthenialsays:

      It’s common knowledge Sony doesn’t have the rights for the avengers and i’ll doubt marvel would sell or rent the license to Sony since the avengers turned out to be a real moneymaker.
      Seriously, i’ve read about the avengers on every spiderman movie board i read.
      get real and get your facts straight !

    3. Luthenialsays:

      It’s common knowledge Sony doesn’t have the rights for the avengers and i’ll doubt marvel would sell or rent the license to Sony since the avengers turned out to be a real moneymaker.
      Seriously, i’ve read about the avengers on every spiderman movie board i read.
      get real and get your facts straight !

  7. Davidsonsays:

    Jackal would need to be heavily altered, so as to avoid a whole clone saga debacle… the best way to include him would be as a boss in the next video game, along with Puma, who I really want to see tackled as a cross-species. However, my pick for the villains in the next next movie would be Morbius, Black Cat and either Proto-Goblin, Mysterio, Electro or Shocker.

  8. Zach JCsays:

    I think with the exception of Venom, and maybe Green Goblin, the villains for this Spider-Man trilogy should be new ones that haven’t been brought to the screen before

  9. nothendrokesays:

    it would be pretty cool to see some Electro action. He hasnt really been used that much since Spider-man: Enter Electro for the PS1

  10. Hobgoblin!says:

    Hobgoblin no doubt the mystery of the story line would be great and a easy precursor to #3

    1. Alex Lowesays:

      Yeah if I was in charge I would definitely go with Hobgoblin. The way he was shown in the 90s TV show was great, full of mystery and all he wanted was power. Sadly I’m not in charge.

  11. awesome dudesays:

    I say it should be :
    1. kraven the hunter because he’d fit with the whole cross species genetics thing
    2. mysterio because he could be the dude at the credits scene and cause he’d be cool with the special effects they could incorporate
    3.vulture because web could show a different view of his character, change it up a bit
    4.shocker because with how i looked at the movie i think hed be nice to show in film
    with these characters they could build up to making the sinister six in the later movies

  12. Drakesays:

    Where in the bloody hell is Carnage!

    1. Jason C. Wilkersonsays:

      In order to do Carnage you must have Venom. I don’t see them both coming in at the same time…

    2. Dansays:

      it has to start with venom first anyways ,Ron

    3. nathansays:

      they could just have him as a science experiment from oscorp simple

      1. Musikonicasays:

        Nathan… I know I’m late on this, but really read your comment, go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve said. Come back only when you realize this was an incorrect suggestion.

    4. i agree. Carnage is boss.

  13. random guysays:

    i hear you man

  14. Spideysays:

    you’d really think all these except for the hobgoblin and Doctor Octopus are good spider-man villain’s,you must be outta Fricking mind, where’s Venom, Carnage, The Vulture.

    1. anonyguysays:

      The vulture? F’n retarded

  15. Hatoriansays:

    Sinister Six would be cool. maybe 2 is more like a Empire Strikes Back style with no real ending and Sinister Six is the villains in 2 and 3.

  16. Spider-Dudesays:

    Villains i want to see (with reasons why)
    Venom- He needs another chance. Sad thing is, Sony stated they don’t wanna use villains from the old series, which is a shame because i wanted to see a re-imagined version of Venom and Green Goblin
    Carnage- Do I really need to state why we want carnage?
    Mysterio- I have to say, that’d be a pretty cool idea
    Hobgoblin- To replace the green goblin if they don’t make him though. If they make him then don’t even bother
    Electro- Okay this could be a challenge to spidey, But i don’t wanna see the idiot Amazing style one with the mask on. Think on the lines of the blue one from Ultimate.
    Villains that are a “Mehhh it could work”
    Dock Ock- He could work, but remember, we want NEW villains that have not been seen on the big screen (They will probs do him b-cuz Andrew stated that’s his faiv villain -_-)
    Jackal- Idk but it wouldnt bee too entertaining. Maybe as a side villain
    Vulture- Only thing i don’t like about this idea is spider-man flying around the entire time with him and not throwing punches.
    Hydro-Man- This is a risky character. It HAS to be creative. Otherwise it will just be like Spider-Man fighting Sandman all over again – . –
    Time for the OH HELL NAW villains
    Shocker- That would be boring. i mean, you gotta be pretty creative to have him as a main villain. cuz all he does is blast the shit outta something.
    Rhino- Okay, all he does is charge, so its like Spider-Man fighting a unicorn on steriods.
    Kraven- No. Just… No. Okay MAYBE as a side villain, but we do NOT need him as a main. It would be terrible. Remember how it was with spider-man 3 and sandman.
    HammerHead- ….. Do i really need to explain that…..
    Juggernaut- No…,
    And now for villains who are un-known who we might wanna see
    Demo Goblin- He is a leser known villain, i REALLY would like to see him

    Spot- He actually might stand a threat to spider-Man.
    Boomerang- If you think along the lines of mutating him…
    Grey Goblin- Could work
    Proto- Goblin- They scrapped him but id like to see him
    Squid- Kinda like Dock Ock, only diff…

  17. Dean Gravessays:

    Webb wouldn’t have alter the story-line, just merely progress it to include Jameson. Parker is still in high school during The Amazing Spiderman movie. He doesn’t meet Jameson until after he graduates.

    1. Alex Lowesays:

      Valid point, and it isn’t as if Webb ignored the Bugle.

  18. Schmidtsays:

    Carnage? wtf. Green Goblin and Doc Ock again? gtfo

    1. Jason C. Wilkersonsays:

      In order to do Carnage you need Venom. I don’t see them both coming in at the same time…

  19. Max Wineysays:

    Green Goblin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!we want Green Goblin and Mysterio

  20. bhdssays:

    venom in the first movie carnage and venom in the second movie and there should be side villains like green goblin, scorpion or any one else as long as they stick to the comics

    1. anonyguysays:

      no no no no no no no. That is exactly where every single super-hero franchise goes wrong. NO SIDE VILLIANS Focus on one villian and don’t get stretched thin. That is why Spider-man 1 and 2 were awesome and why 3 sucked (ok there were more reasons, but this was the root cause)

  21. anonyguysays:

    This list is a JOKE.

    The only path they need to take is as follows:

    Second movie throws spider-man into college, introduces the Daily Bugle (and of course J Jonah who NEEDS to be played by the same guy… he’s just too perfect) This of course introduces Eddie Brock (and you see where I am going with this) VENOM. Ensue awesome awesome awesome movie with Spider-man fighting venom (not some stupid ‘new goblin’ or … sandman? seirously…) End movie with Venom being bested, but not killed or stopped.

    Third Movie opens with spider-man thwarting the guy who becomes carnage, blah blah blah, carnage is born, nearly kills spider-man and then epicly long movie with venom and spider-man facing off against carnage.

    Oh and Venom… played by someone who actually could play eddie brock, not skinny ass topher grace (Who I love, but is NOT venom)

  22. freshkid3says:

    all your comments of villains are retarted venom and this early no. It probably will be the green goblin because at the end of the i was norman osbornandif it was green goblin it could lead spidey into the next avengers!!!!!

  23. Spideyboysays:

    At Youtube they said (both Marc Webb and Ryhan Iffans whtever his Fuckin name is said) *clearing throat IT IS NOT OSBORN ….but somebody that works at Oscorp???

  24. Max910says:

    CARNAGE are best villians and venom

  25. Alexsays:

    the nxt villian is vulture it even shows in the comics, vulture is after the lizard

    1. CaptainMagnumsays:

      Ha. You think it’d actually follow the comics (or any line of comics) just like that?

  26. why is everyone overlooking one of spidey’s first super villain conquests? Why has there been no Vulture? Come on, 4 movies, one a reboot, cgi tech good enough to make The HULK and you can’t give Ben Kingsly green wings?

  27. Sethsays:

    how come no one ever talks about putting madame web into the spiderman movies?

  28. Kate MEOW!says:

    I wasted my time reading this! I don’t like these choices at all! Electro, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Venom should be in the amazing Spider-Man 2

  29. Ducky789says:

    I don’t like these choices at all! I think Venom, sandman, and electro should be in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Maybe Rhino and Dr. octopus

  30. No one knowssays:

    I think number two should have hobgoblin or puma hired to kill off spidey and in the mean time Peter gets the job at the daily bugle so with that comes venom so that number three has carnage and venom and towards the end of number three venom and spidey team up and yeah you know the rest but that’s me don’t think many people would agree

  31. akaisays:

    i think should start with him graduating high school which leads him to either working at Oscorp or getting a job at the daily bugle because aunt may now is very sick and has no other choice even though the bugle talks bad about Spider-man. then he should realize that he is starting to act even more like a spider.so then he tests his blood at Oscorp and accidently leaves it at in the lab.later on Norman Osborn finds it tests it and finds out that it is destroying some of Peters human DNA. He realizes that if he uses it on the lizard DNA(from Dr. Connors) it can destroy some of the cell that can make him a human lizard.He uses it because hes dying for some reason.But it accidently turns him into a lizard looking person without the tail and the lizard like nose.He finds out that its killing him even more.He uses it to find a cure which means destroying or killing anyone who gets in his way.It also makes him insane just like what it did to the lizard.Oh and he also knows some stuff about Peters parents (man in the shadows).Peter also meet Harry Osborn at Oscorp. oh and Gwen has to die.Marc Webb has to do everything else.I know its long.

  32. timmer36says:

    if u just tweak the story a bit( i know not normally a fan of that) but have carnage without the venom story …. just cuz webb said he wants to avoid past villians

  33. HARLEM HEFNERsays:

    im just ready for venom

  34. Ben Rosiasays:

    Rhino? anyone?

  35. Exhaustablesays:

    Take out Doc Ock and add Kraven, before and after his misshap.

  36. Matthew Quinn Dillonsays:

    Ian McShane as Kraven should be answers 1-10.

  37. Luthenialsays:

    It can’t be Carnage. He’s a murdering psychopath so by the end of the first half he’d probably killed 2 dozen people, which is kinda a no-go for a family friendly movie.

    I hope they’ll do an M rated symbiote storyline someday, with ALL the symbiotes, not only venom and carnage. And make it a trilogy or something, although I realise that’s wishfull thinking.

    meanwhile, in the mid-credits conversation we see dr. Connors talking to an unnamed man during a thunderstorm. Well, it can’t be anyone but Electro or Mysterio, who else is capable of vanishing into thin air?

    Meanwhile I’m hoping for a subplot with James Jonah Jameson hiring Mac Gargan to be the subject of the experiment which turns him into Scorpion.

    Anyway, there’s my 2 centd right there.

  38. Luthenialsays:

    It can’t be Carnage. He’s a murdering psychopath so by the end of the first half he’d probably killed 2 dozen people, which is kinda a no-go for a family friendly movie.

    I hope they’ll do an M rated symbiote storyline someday, with ALL the symbiotes, not only venom and carnage. And make it a trilogy or something, although I realise that’s wishfull thinking.

    meanwhile, in the mid-credits conversation we see dr. Connors talking to an unnamed man during a thunderstorm. Well, it can’t be anyone but Electro or Mysterio, who else is capable of vanishing into thin air?

    Meanwhile I’m hoping for a subplot with James Jonah Jameson hiring Mac Gargan to be the subject of the experiment which turns him into Scorpion.

    Anyway, there’s my 2 centd right there.

  39. Luthenialsays:

    It can’t be Carnage. He’s a murdering psychopath so by the end of the first half he’d probably killed 2 dozen people, which is kinda a no-go for a family friendly movie.

    I hope they’ll do an M rated symbiote storyline someday, with ALL the symbiotes, not only venom and carnage. And make it a trilogy or something, although I realise that’s wishfull thinking.

    meanwhile, in the mid-credits conversation we see dr. Connors talking to an unnamed man during a thunderstorm. Well, it can’t be anyone but Electro or Mysterio, who else is capable of vanishing into thin air?

    Meanwhile I’m hoping for a subplot with James Jonah Jameson hiring Mac Gargan to be the subject of the experiment which turns him into Scorpion.

    Anyway, there’s my 2 centd right there.

  40. HIMsays:

    1) If you’re going to have the Jackal, lets not go the cloning route.

    2) It would be better for Scorpion not to be a spawn of Jamieson anyway. Jamieson should always be a pompous ass, not a dyed in the wool villain.

    3) Scorpion would be a great choice for who he becomes later. Have him introduced as a Scorpion first, have him come back as Venom in the 4th or 5th movie. Seriously, we have to get passed the idea of trilogies when you have so many great villains to introduce, and trying to force two at a time when you have a singular hero is a pain.

  41. Nathansays:

    Electro!!!

  42. jimlig01says:

    Venom? Carnage? Hydroman? Kraven?

    1. jimlig01says:

      Forgot to include Puma

  43. i think vulture should get some sick twisted creepy support role.

    1. Adrian Toomes vulture

  44. spidylover51says:

    I agree with several peeps on this forum that venom didn’t get a proper chance. unfortunately they have scripts out for shocker now with jamie fox. sux ass. they could have devoted the second movie to venom and had shocker as a side character. 2nd movie could have led to the birth of carnage and 3rd movie could have been the death of gwen (who would want emma out of the picture I don’t know) and venom and spidey up against carnage in one huge epic battle. it could have been one of the awesomest trilogies ever. if they can’t do osborne as goblin then they can work him in as venom. because what better way to cure disease then a hatemongering symbiote. they can even go against the original comics and say oscorp created the symbiote (like in ultimate spiderman) because of peter parkers dads work for all I care as long as they don’t keep it on the back burner for a director with the balls to take on such an iconic endeavour. they should do it now so that they can end the franchise with a bang in four movies.

  45. Goose29says:

    Second Movie: Mysterio & Venom.. Third Movie: CARNAGE!! & Electro!

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