Spider-Man be a fully integrated hero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Sony isn’t loaning all its comic book characters out. Peter Parker is stuck with the Avengers now, but a slew of Sony spin-off movies are set to debut and star the likes of Venom and more. Black Cat & Silver Sable will also partner up in their own feature film, and a new report claims to have confirmed who the movie’s villains will be.
The folks over at That Hashtag Show posted a report earlier today that list Silver & Black’s villain roster. Marvel fans will recognize the bad-boy lineup as all the villains are sourced straight from Spider-Man’s rogues, and you can read up on their histories below.
Of course, there is no official word on whether the report’s roster is correct, but fans are hoping the lineup is true. In recent weeks, word surfaced that Sony would put a villain from Spider-Man: Homecoming into Silver & Black. That Hashtag Show does report Scorpion will be featured in the spin-off, so the hardened criminal may become a link that bridges Sony and Marvel’s cinematic universe.
Well, that is assuming Sony isn’t forced to recast for Scorpion. During promotions for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel Studios president stressed the MCU would remain separate from Sony’s spin-offs, but deals could always be in development behind the scenes. Spider-Man does have some gnarly villains who Marvel Studios would love to play with, so Silver & Black may turn into a litmus test for the vigilante’s various nemeses.
One of Silver & Black’s villains is said to be Mendel Stromm, but fans will know the man by the moniker Gaunt. The baddie is one of Spider-Man’s oldest nemeses as he debuted back in 1966. Gaunt is known for his mad science, and he was brought in for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man to develop the formula that turned Norman Osborn into the Green Goblin. In the comics, Gaunt’s work brought him into contact with Silver Sablinova as his experiments led him to treat her Symkarian people as lab rats. So, it is not out of the question for Silver Sable to be in search of revenge.
Fans may not get Spider-Man in the Sony spin-offs, but they will get one arachnid goon. Anton Rodriguez is expected to bring Tarantula to the big screen with Silver & Black. Known as an extremist member of a South American terror cell, Rodriguez is a lethal martial artist whose skills with blades are unmatched. Currently, reports suggest Tarantula will be sent to kidnap Felicia Hardy for Gaunt, and his part is expected to be a small one.
MCU fans will recognize the next villains expected to appear in Silver & Black. Mac Gargan is said bring the Scorpion to the spin-off, and the suggestion has got fans wondering about the particulars of Marvel’s contract with Sony. The villain’s role is said to be very small and work towards advancing the Scorpion’s role as a baddie within the MCU. That Hashtag Show reports Gaunt will give Gargan the exo-suit the Scorpion wears in the comics, and he will return for a climatic fight at the film’s end.
It looks like Silver & Black will be bringing one of Spider-Man’s OG villains to the table. Having debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #1, the Chameleon is said to have a role in the Sony movie. Reports suggest the villain will be Silver’s go-to information broker as she searches for Black Cat in South America.
Marvel fans may be surprised to see this villain’s name crop up, but Lonnie Lincoln is set to debut the Tombstone with Sony’s film. The gangster is described to be on the hunt for Black Cat after the burglar steals something from him. That Hashtag Show reports the Tombstone will don his trademark look in the movie, and his role will be a rather short one as Felicia will deal with him with her fists.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer and director of The Secret Life of Bees, will direct the Marvel spin-off. Sony has aptly titled the film, Silver and Black. Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) and Lisa Joy (Westworld) will oversee work on the script.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017, while Venom currently has an October 5,
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