Every Spider-Man Movie Villain (Ranked From Worst To Best)

Ranking the web-slinger's worst nightmares...

Since Saimi Raimi kicked things off in 2002 with his Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man movie, we€™ve seen ol€™ web-head facing off against all manner of nefarious villains. Maguire donned the suit for three full villain-stuffed feature films, before Andrew Garfield took over for two further movies, beginning with Marc Webb€™s Lizard infested 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. Both of these pre-Tom Holland screen Spideys really had their work cut out for them. New York City isn€™t the friendliest place in the world at the best of times, but when Spider-Man is around it becomes a breeding ground for evildoers with silly names, impressive abilities and eye-catching costumes. And most of them seem to have an uncanny knack for kidnapping and/or attacking Peter Parker€™s girlfriends and family members. But which baddie is the best? That€™s the issue we€™re tackling today. Will it be a Raimi-wrangled supervillain or a Webb-helmed threat? Could it be one of the multiple versions of the Green Goblin, or a standalone evil-doer who only appeared once? You€™ll have to read on to find out if your opinions align, but few could surely disagree, though, that this guy this the absolute worst...

10. Rhino (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

If we€™d ever got to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or the much-talked-about Sinister Six movie, perhaps we would have grown to love Paul Giamatti€™s take on Aleksei Systevich, AKA the Russian mobster who becomes The Rhino. As it stands, though, all we got is a cheesy comic relief villain with no real backstory, motivation or character development. His two scenes (the van chase sequence and the big final bust-up) bookended The Amazing Spider-Man 2, meaning that we never got to learn what made this villain tick, or, really, anything about his character at all. He€™s a bad guy with a silly accent, and that€™s all we really know. We know that he gets kitted out via some evil assistance €“ resulting in that massive metal suit €“ at some point in between the two scenes, but we never actually see him make the transition from crook to supervillain. This should be an important scene, but instead it€™s just implied background detail. As a result, we end up with a cheesy villain with no memorable traits or dialogue. It€™s a real shame, that, because Giamatti could€™ve been excellent as a more fleshed out villain, rather than an unimpressive side show freak everyone would probably quite like to forget about.

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