4. Morbius, The Living Vampire
In an attempt to cure himself of a rare blood disease with vampire bats and electroshock therapy, brilliant biochemist Michael Morbius accidentally turned himself in a vampire. A tragic villain who is driven to kill by his blood lust, Morbius is often presented as more of an anti-hero than an antagonist. Now that Marvel is introducing more supernatural aspects into their universe (Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange), Morbius is surely due an appearance.
3. Black Cat
The Catwoman to Spidey’s Batman, Felicia Hardy is a flighty cat burglar who enjoys a flirtatious relationship with our hero despite operating on opposite sides of the law. Sometimes, the character is presented as a villain, other times as an ally. Felicia did appear, sans alter ego, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as played by Oscar-nominated Felicity Jones. Now that Holland is in the suit, he will need a new, younger Black Cat to match him. Chloe Grace Moretz, anyone?
It is surely a given that Spidey’s dark mirror Venom will appear again in the movies. Next time, he should be followed by Venom’s even worse ‘son’ Carnage. Psychotic serial killer Cletus Kassidy was bad before he was infected by the symbiote, but afterwards he became one of the most deadly of all Spidey’s foes. In Carnage, the movies could have a genuinely scary and threatening villain on their hands.
1. Kraven the Hunter
The biggest Spidey villain yet to make it to the movies, however, has got to be Kraven the Hunter. At first, Kraven was just another gimmicky bad guy – a big game hunter who decided Spider-Man was the perfect prey. However, his big moment came in the seminal storyline ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt’ in which – sort of spoilers – he successfully kills Spidey… and then has to face life without his greatest foe. The storyline is ripe for a film adaptation.