Producer Hints at Spider-Man 4 Villains, Says Dunst Will Return
We weren't expecting any good updates on Spider-Man 4 for a while, since they're not that far along and it's so far out. But out of nowhere comes this rather interesting update from the New York Post. The paper talked with producer Todd Black recently for Taking of Pelham 123 but also asked him about Spider-Man 4. First off, Black confirmed that Kirsten Dunst is definitely set to return, contrary to early rumors that she might be replaced. Unfortunately, he doesn't say much more than that, but he does also confirm that the vampire Morbius is not a villain, but instead drops some hints as to who we might see in the sequel.
Regarding the villain, Black only said: "We're just coming up with who the villain's going to be now. We'll be shooting in New York again. Trust me, people will appreciate who we pick, because it'll be a big part of New York." He also adds that "the villain will be one of Spidey's foes from the comic, not a character invented for the film." So who could that be? The Post has their own picks, but I consulted our resident Spider-Man expert Brandon Lee Tenney. "My first thought was Wilson Fisk, Kingpin. Beside Norman Osborn, he's really the only other villain with any major, rooted ties to NYC and a history with Spider-Man." Maybe?
He also thinks that it could be Kraven the Hunter or Lizard, who we've seen hints of already in the movies, but other than that there aren't that many others they could choose from, right? Those are the only hints that Black gives us, and they're quite vague, even for Spider-Man fans. I have a feeling that we may be spinning his statements a bit too much in that the character will be from the comics, but maybe rewritten a bit to be a big part of New York for the movie (and not a big part of New York in the comics, per se). Right now it's all just early speculation and they probably won't reveal the villain for a while. Who could it be?