10 Spider-Man Villains Sony Should Keep (& 10 They Should Lend To The MCU)

The Hobgoblin, Doc Ock, Kraven the Hunter — who should Sony keep and who belongs in the MCU?

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Vulture’s cameo in the Morbius trailer confirmed that Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the MCU will intersect — to what extent, we have yet to find out. Rumors suggest that Daredevil’s Kingpin and Norman Osborn will be making a proper MCU debut soon and we can assume they'll cross the web-slinger's path.

Many fans are now left to wonder which other villains will be shared and which will stay in Sony’s sandbox. In Sony’s Universe, Venom, Riot, She-Venom, Morbius, and Carnage are all already on the playing field.

Spider-Man’s MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War was a mere four years ago, yet, his rogues’ gallery has already flooded the screen: two Shockers, Scorpion, Tinkerer, Vulture, Mysterio, pseudo-Hydro-Man, Sandman, and Molten Man via Mysterio’s projections.

With so many amazing characters still waiting in the wings, there’s no way both companies will want to feature every single villain in their movies. Let’s take a look at ten Spider-Man villains who should definitely show face in the MCU and ten that Sony should keep all to themselves.

Honourable Mention: Chameleon

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Dmitri Smerdyakov holds a special place in Marvel history because, of course, he was the first supervillain to face-off against the wall-crawler in The Amazing Spider-Man #1. Half-brother to Kraven the Hunter, Chameleon is a master of disguise who can transform himself into virtually anyone.

Though heavily rumored for Spider-Man: Far From Home - and potentially in the movie as the mysterious Mysterio lackey named simply 'Dmitri' - Chameleon is still without a proper debut on the silver screen.

It wouldn’t be a shame if the character ‘Dmitri’ in the MCU was the Chameleon, but it also wouldn’t hurt Sony to introduce the character themselves in their own films. How ever he’s brought in, his final reveal must be in the betrayal of the protagonist.

Assuming the identity of a trusted companion only to expose the lie in the final act is too perfect to pass up.

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