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When it comes to which hero has the best rogues gallery in comic books, there are really only two who stand out from the crowd; Batman and Spider-Man. Their villains are more memorable, more iconic, and more…evil…than any other superhero’s main set of foes combined. Spidey may just edge out Bats though.

Some of Spider-Man’s best baddies were created very early on by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, while others have emerged as beloved fan-favourites in the decades which have followed. Almost all of them are worthy of a big screen appearance regardless, and over the course of five Spider-Man movies since 2002, we have in fact seen a good selection. There are also however plenty who haven’t yet been adapted to live-action.

Based on recent comments from Kevin Feige (which can be found by clicking here), it sounds like the 2017 Marvel Studios produced Spider-Man reboot will indeed turn the spotlight to a villain who hasn’t been seen before. That means no Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Sandman, Lizard or Electro. So, who then?

Here, we count down just ten of the best possible never before seen villains for Marvel’s new Spider-Man…

10. Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin

Does Marvel really want to go back down the Goblin route? The Green Goblin’s story was covered in all three of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies and even factored into The Amazing Spider-Man before Harry Osborn took up the mantle in the sequel.

However, despite the similar look and name, the Hobgoblin is a very different kind of bad guy. A number of men have held the mantle, while the initial mystery of who was beneath the mask could very easily play into this entire planned trilogy of movies.

A successful fashion designer, Roderick Kingsley became the Hobgoblin when he discovered one of Norman Osborn’s caches of weapons, and managed to alter the Goblin formula to avoid going insane. Those ties with the Green Goblin mean that his origin story would have to be greatly retooled, but he’s worthy of a movie appearance.

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