For those who remember, one of the main issues with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was the fact that it had too many villains in it, and that caused the story to be less balanced than it could’ve been, ultimately being a main reason why we never saw a fourth film in that franchise. A few years later, they made the same mistake again with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Different cast, different director, but the same problem: too many villains to juggle within the story. But, two reboots later, we’ve arrived at Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it looks like they’re choosing to start their franchise off with three villains.
We’ve known for a while that The Vulture (Michael Keaton is still rumored) is set to be the main villain, and The Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) is going to be a side villain of sorts, but after a rumored appearance, it looks like we can finally add Herman Schultz aka Shocker to the bunch.
Someone managed to snag some photos of what definitely looks like Shocker on the set in a costume that looks similar to the one seen in the comics, except this looks more practical. The photo was provided by Marvel News on twitter, take a look for yourself:
It’s been heavily rumored that Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) is playing the villain in the film, but nothing is confirmed yet, and seeing as how he’s kind of wearing a mask, we’re not going to find out any time soon. It is cool to see another classic villain for Spider-Man to take on in his first MCU film. However, as we said earlier, too many villains is what bogged down the other two Spider-Man franchises, so we just hope they’re able to balance everything out in this film. We’d hate to see another Spider-Man reboot get canned.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to release on July 7th, 2017.