No Way Home Means Sony’s Sinister Six Won’t Have The Villains You Want
Warning: this article contains spoilers for Morbus.
Spider-Man: No Coming Home saw a collection of beloved Spider-Man villains appear, and it’s impacting Sony’s potential Six Claims and its series of villains. The Three Strong Spider-Mans No coming home was both a monster hit and a pivotal moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in opening the door to the multiverse. By emerging as such a massive success, No coming home also allowed Sony to potentially revive many plans that were abandoned before Spidey’s MCU debut, which stretches into the Sinister Six.
Using a mixture of global memory erasing spells from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to restore Spider-Man’s (Tom Holland) secret identity, the multiverse is opened up in No coming home, with many villains crossing over. They include Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) from one universe, and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) from another. The two Spider-Men from the villain’s universes are also terminated, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles and teaming up with Dutchman Peter Parker as the Spider-Man trio to send the villains back to their worlds.
No coming home isn’t the only film to use the multiverse for a team of Marvel villains. The new release Morbius gives audiences a big tease that Sony didn’t realize Six Claims the film finally takes a step forward. While Six Claims would be a set of many Spider-Man villains, No coming homethe story of required that Six ClaimsSpidey’s list of villains is different from the quintet of three previously fought Spideys.
Morbius post-credits scene sets up the Sinister Six
In the first mid-credits scene of Morbius, Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, finds himself drawn into the world of Michael Morbius (Jared Leto). The way the sky opens suggests that this is apparently the result of No coming homeends, but it’s not entirely clear. Toomes, finding himself thrown into a prison cell, is released because the prison authorities could not identify him. The second scene of the end credits sees Toomes don his full Vulture mechanized flight suit, encountering Morbius in a vacant field.
In this scene, Toomes remains puzzled as to how he arrived in this new world, but speculates that it has to do with Spider-Man. He then suggests to Morbius that the two form a team, with Morbius expressing interest in the idea. With the end credits scenes of Morbius, Sony has apparently finally found a way to set up the Six Claims film that they have been pursuing since the development of The Amazing Spiderman 2. Along with other Sony-based Marvel projects such as Development Madame Web in works, Six Claims might have a chance to finally happen. Yet, while the Six Claims may have been revived (though not officially announced), No coming home guarantees that it will look quite different from how it was originally designed.
No Way Home Means Sony’s Six Sinister Villains Must Be Very Different
Spider-Man: No Coming Home will be remembered as the ultimate Spider-Man movie for years to come. Not only did Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man team up with the previous two Spideys, but No coming home brought in the five popular Spider-Man villains listed above to make nostalgic returns. While No coming home utilized them all very well in their respective roles, this left an overall villain problem for all three versions of Spider-Man. No coming home also removed them from the table of a Six Claims movie by having all five redeemed at the end. If any of the five were to appear in Sony Six Claims movie, their bows in No coming home would be completely cancelled, which excludes all five of them from the future story.
With the multiverse in play between the Sony Marvel movies and the MCU, Six Claims could theoretically use multiverse variants of the characters for this. The downside of going this route would be that it could easily feel redundant to have truly evil new versions of Doc Ock or Electro in the Sinister Six so soon after. No coming home. There’s also the fact that Spider-Man’s rogues gallery is vast, with many like the Chameleon, the Jackal, the Hydro-Man, and the Hobgoblin yet to make it to the big screen. Sony could revive Paul Giamatti’s underdeveloped Rhino as a possible team member, especially with the brevity of his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Dane Dehaan’s Harry Osborn The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might be able to dress up as the Green Goblin’s Six Claims, simply by not being Norman and ending up paying his wicked turn. Still, Norman, Doc Ock, the Sandman, the Lizard, and Electro return, either as variants or as their No coming home themselves, seems far less likely than the Vulture and Morbius teaming up with other Spidey villains. Meanwhile, another Spider-Man rival, as well as the Wall-Crawler himself, show up as the Sinister Six’s two elephants in the room.
Questions about Spider-Man and Venom have become priorities for Sinister Six
Before the release of No coming home, Venom: let there be carnage brought Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock into the MCU in the film’s end credits scene. Eddie and Venom didn’t last long in the MCU, being teleported home in No coming homeThe end credits scene, which unfortunately overshadowed Venom’s teased Spider-Man confrontation. While that hampered their plans to find Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, whom they saw on hotel TV, Venom isn’t entirely out of Spidey’s hemisphere. Morbius explicitly refers to the Venom movies when Morbius mockingly tells of a knife-wielding gangster”I…am…Venom“, establishing that the two share the same world. This makes Venom, if not a true candidate for the Sinister Six, a character tangentially tied to the Six Claims movie tease in Morbius. With Venom likely still interested in finding Spider-Man, that begs the question of Peter Parker.
No coming home, bringing the heroes of Maguire and Garfield into the story, took both benches. It wasn’t long before talk started swirling about Maguire and Garfield’s Spider-Men being set for full-fledged Sony returns. Garfield’s Spider-Man reunion with Hardy’s Venom has also been a major topic of speculation from No coming home. Although no official plans for them have yet been announced, Spider-Man is well known as the Marvel superhero who regularly battles the Sinister Six. Leaving Peter out of the equation in any Six Claims the plans will almost certainly not come true. This means Sony, if it hasn’t already, must decide which Spider-Man is attached to its development. Six Claims franchise.
By bringing together so many Spider-Man villains from previous films with two Spider-Men, No coming home will be difficult for Sony and the MCU to follow. End credits tease Morbius illustrate that Sony is considering how best to build its new Spider-Verse, with the revival of the Six Claims as their apparent ultimate goal. While official news on this is yet to be seen, Spider-Man: No Coming Home also offers preemptive confirmation of which villains won’t be part of it – as well as the growing mandate to finally have a Venom-Spider-Man reunion.
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