Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently filming out in the open, which means that ambitious photogs are currently snapping a bevy of set photos, some of which will almost certainly prove spoilery. We already knew that Michael Keaton would be starring in a villainous capacity as the Vulture and that Michael Chernus will also antagonize as The Tinkerer, but this new set photo reveals a third villain that was previously unannounced. Continue reading at your own peril.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Angourie Rice, Bokeem Woodbine, Hannibal Buress, and Donald Glover. The film opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.
Last chance to turn away. If you’re fine with spoilers, check out the new set photo revealing Spidey’s sinister villain below (via JoBlo):
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Yeah, so that’s Shocker, a classic Spidey villain who’s been a member of the Sinister Six and has been around since he was created in 1967 by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr. The Twitter fan account nabbed these images from another social media site, but have not provided a source other than to say it wasn’t an official one. That should go without saying, but now that the Shocker is in the open, we might be seeing some more official shots or casting press release from Sony/Marvel before long. Here are some better shots via social media:
A better look at Shocker from Spider-Man: Homecoming. pic.twitter.com/esTTsUIXpD
— Ross Dillon! (@RossADillon) September 6, 2016
A sharp-eyed commenter noticed that this character design seems to be modeled after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, which you can glimpse here. For the uninitiated, the Shocker, a.k.a. Herman Schultz, is a brilliant inventor and engineer who dropped out of high school in New York City and makes a living as a talented burglar and safe-cracker. His powers are derived through homemade gauntlets that project concentrated blasts of vibrations using compressed air.
The Shocker and Spidey have had a long history of battles in the comics, but this would be the first time the villain makes a live-action appearance. The current thought is that Woodbine will be playing the character, though we’ve received no official word one way or another. We’ll update you as soon as we know. In the meantime, be sure to share your thoughts about Shocker’s appearance in the Spidey-verse, and the existence of three villains in Tom Holland’s first full-feature outing as the title character, in the comments below!
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