First of all, for those unsure of who the Sinister Six are… Where have you been? Seriously though don’t worry, we have you covered. We have previously covered the subject of who the Sinister Six are and how we may see them in either the MCU or SPUMC.
Spider-Man fans have been speculating about a Sinister Six movie since the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies in the early 2000s. Sony themselves have attempted to set up the super-villain group many times over the years. Moving on though, let’s see what the current line-up looks like based on what we know so far.
Sinister Six Expected Line-up
From the previous Tom Holland movies, the Sinister Six will mostly be made up of Vulture, Shocker, Scorpion, Mysterio and the recent addition of Electro.
This is based on the fact that all these characters besides Electro have appeared in one of the previous two Spider-Man movies. Again besides Electro, all have a score to settle with the web-slinging crime fighter, meaning they would most likely agree to a team up to take down Spider-Man.
I know what your thinking though… Yeah, but Mysterio died in Far From Home… Yes technically he did but he had also started just before the final battle that the world will see what he wants them to see. This could mean that the whole final battle was just to make the world think Spider-Man had killed him.
Electro here is the mystery though as we are yet to see him in the MCU, so his appearance is likely the result of events in either WandaVision or Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This means his involvement may or not be as a villain so we will have to wait and see on this one.
So that makes the line-up as follows:
So that is 5, not six. They are called the Sinister Six right? So that leads us on to the biggest question of all… Who will round out the team and become the 6th member?
The final member?
We have a couple of options here. The first and personally my favourite option would be someone not seen on the big screen before. Although to do this they may need to give him a solo movie or introduce him into another movie beforehand. That option would be Kraven the Hunter.
Kraven’s real name is Sergei Kravinoff, and he is one of Spider-Man’s most enduring enemies. He is a Soviet immigrant and a maniacal big game hunter who typically dislikes the use of guns or bows. Kraven lives by a code of honour (kind of) and hunts his prey fairly, preferring to take them down with his bare hands. He uses a serum that increases his strength and slows the ageing process.
The next option would be to introduce another villain who has already been seen. Either in the Tobey Maguire of Andrew Garfield series. The most logical choices of these would be Green Goblin. And the even though we have seen 3 versions of this character so far it would most likely be the one portrayed by Dane DeHaan that we would see. It would make sense that if they were to bring back Green Goblin for Sinister Six then why not the one in the same movie as the returning Electro?
The final options would be one the recently introduced (or soon to be) Sony characters. These would be Venom and Morbius. While the Venom movie is not considered Canon in the MCU it does run parallel to the MCU. The bridge for this though does seem to have been crossed by the appearance of Adrian Toomes (Vulture) in the Morbius trailer.
Well, how and if this plays out I suppose we will have to wait and see. In the meantime let us know what your favourite Sinister Six line-up would be. Would you prefer new or returning characters?