With Homecoming featuring villains like Vulture, Shocker, Scorpion and the Prowler in Tom Holland’s first solo movie as the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman and the rumours of Jake Gyllenhaal potentially playing Mysterio, could the Marvel Cinematic Universe be introducing the Sinister Six in Homecoming 2?
As it has been confirmed that Michael Keaton, Bokeem Woodbine and Michael Mando will be returning as Vulture, Shocker and Scorpion in the follow up film, it seems fair to say that the chances of the Sinister Six appearing are fairly high, but the remaining spaces in the group could be filled by several villains such as: Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman, Black Cat, Rhino and the Hobgoblin amongst others.
Who are the Sinister Six?
“Each of us almost beat him, all alone! Working together, how can we fail?” – Kraven the Hunter.
“In 1964, Stan Lee had a tremendous idea. He realized that he was developing a formidable rogues’ gallery for Spider-Man and saw the potential mayhem for the wall-crawler if the bad guys teamed up. The first Amazing Spider-Man Annual introduced the Sinister Six, a dangerous team of all-star Big Bads assembled by Doctor Octopus. The original Six consisted of Doc Ock himself, Kraven the Hunter, the Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, and the Vulture. At the time, Spider-Man’s powers were fluctuating dangerously, making matters worse for our friendly neighborhood web-head.
The Sinister Six have since reassembled many times, usually because of either Doctor Octopus or the Green Goblin. Sandman has proved their most reluctant member, sometimes blackmailed and forced to ally with the others. On several occasions, the assembled Sinister Six have actually come close to conquering the world; ironically, the Sandman is the one who has frequently undermined them by betraying them and working with Spider-Man.
Probably the most dangerous version of the team was formed in the pages of Marvel Knights: Spider-Man. This time around, Norman Osborn upped the ante by forming the so-called “Sinister Twelve.” They forced Spider-Man and the Black Cat to break Osborn free from prison, but thankfully Spider-Man received back up from Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Yellowjacket, and the Fantastic Four to even the odds.”
Homecoming Mid Credits Scene Setting up the Future.
During the mid credits scene in Homecoming, when Adrian Toomes (Vulture) was brought into his prison block, he was met with a familiar face, the Scorpion. It has been suggested that this could be the start for the villainous group, and with rumours of Mysterio and a femme fatale being added to the mix, the Sinister Six could be a part of the MCU very soon.