Sony is pushing out quite a lot of projects that include villains from Spider-Man’s list of rogues. Whether these are officially attached to the MCU or not, this opens up the question of what direction the character could head. The subject is especially unnerving with one of his major antagonists already announced to be getting his own film. Tom Holland has revealed what potential story he is most interested in seeing happening in upcoming sequels of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“There are so many things we have not seen in Spider-Man yet … I want to use bad guys never seen in movies. The first films were so traditional, and so scrupulously followed the character’s classic plot … So there’s a lot of stuff left in stock. The Clone Saga, for example. It would be so cool… I could play seven characters. That means seven checks! And I like the idea of having characters in front of Spider-Man who have the same powers as him. … It would make sense, because cloning is more or less coming true. It would make sense to talk about that. Like a villain who would say, ‘This kid has super powers, I want twenty like him who fight for me. I’ll take one of his hairs and try to clone him.’ And obviously, it would go wrong!”
The Clone Saga is a rather interesting choice. It fits into the more science-focused aspect of the character, especially pushed to the forefront with Tony Stark’s involvement in the story. Seeing Miles Warren, or The Jackal, take over as a main overarching villain would certainly be an interesting way to contrast this trilogy to the stark Osborn focus of past incarnations.
Another interesting aspect of the 90s comic story-line is that it introduces the concept of clones such as Ben Reilly and Kaine. Given the long history that Spider-Man has cinematically, it could be an interesting way to bring back past actors to reprise their roles. While it is not certain that they’d be interested, it would be a fun idea to play around with moving forward. Going by Homecoming, there seems to be a stronger focus on establishing the Sinister Six, who almost had their own film at one point. Introducing Doc Ock in the next film would be an interesting way to continue that kind of story-line for a Homecoming threequel.
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