With Spider-Man having officially debuted in the MCU, in Captain America: Civil War, and his solo film on the way, Marvel might be planning something big for the future ….
Ever since we saw Tom Holland in Civil War, where he delivered what very well may be the best on screen Spider-Man we have ever seen and he will be getting a big chance to really shine next year when Spider-Man: Homecoming is released, and as the film nears production, we have been slowly learning details about the villains and loose plot details. Though it is very early on, it looks like Marvel Studios may be laying the seeds for something much bigger to come with Spidey’s arc in the MCU, and that thing could be The Sinister Six.
Recently, it came to light that Michael Keaton has come back around and is once again in talks and possibly has already inked a deal to play the main villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As for who he is playing? That hasn’t been announced yet, but it is highly rumoured and seemingly logical that he will be playing Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. Toomes is one of Spidey’s earliest and most enduring villains and happens to also be one of the original members of the Sinister Six. It is likely that if Marvel can actually pin Keaton down for the role they will have him signed on for more than one picture, so assuming he is featured in Homecoming and isn’t killed, he could easily be around for another film with some of his other bad guy pals.
As mentioned, this is all very speculative, but it would make total sense for Marvel to play the long game on this one and really up the stakes and give us something we’ve never seen in this series of Spider-Man films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 heavily teased a Sinister Six movie that would have followed, but obvious that isn’t the way things shook out, but it is an idea that has already been bandied about and is no doubt being considered Plus, it would be a great way to up the stakes and possibly include some of the other Avengers to give Parker a hand in a very organic way. Only time will tell if this is what Feige is planning, but the prospect is exciting.
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