UPDATE: SchmoesKnow, who originally reported this story, has deleted their article after James Gunn debunked a separate story of theirs regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While this story has not been officially debunked by anyone connected to Marvel, its source and the fact that the original article has been deleted indicate that the story is very unlikely to be true.
Original article below:
Details about next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming are generally slim with story point and cast member announcements being held by the filmmakers very close to the vest. However, Schmoes Know is reporting that they’ve got an inside scoop on some fresh character detail news.
While cast members Michael Keaton, Bokeem Woodbine, and Logan Marshall-Green have been known for a while, speculation on what roles they are playing have been sort of all over the place with Keaton being confirmed to be playing The Vulture after months of speculation, Woodbine set to portray The Shocker, and Marshall-Green theorized as being The Tinkerer. (It’s worth noting Marshall-Green isn’t actually playing The Tinkerer as that role has been confirmed to have gone to Michael Chernus.) Schmoes Know, however, reports that the potential third villain may not a Spidey villain exactly.
This third ‘villain’ is a non-super powered character who butts heads with Peter in his everyday life. He also may be the new someone Aunt May begins dating in the film, a guy that Peter does not approve of. Whether or not the guy is actually bad or it’s just Peter’s prejudices clouding his judgement remains to be seen.
The site goes on to theorize that perhaps this “villain” is a teacher not only horning in on Aunt May, but also “trying to fill in the father role he feels is lacking in Peter’s life.” (If the latter proves to be the case, I’m going with Miles Warren.)
In addition, the site reports that,
We’ve also been told that there will be a surprise appearance from a character that is central to the Spider-Man mythos, one who will play a larger role in upcoming films. We just can’t confirm who it is at this time.
The story goes on to speculate who this might be…the Osborns? …Venom? How much of the stuff from the first two sets of films does the MCU want to incorporate in the first film? The report notes that it’s wide open at this point but perhaps some of these character portrayals in previous films could be redeemed with the MCU treatment.
As there are no confirmations from Marvel Studios on any of this it should be treated as rumor. If nothing else, it gives those of us waiting for Spidey to come home to the MCU and who realize how long these next nine months will be something to mull over for a few months before the official announcements start arriving. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.