The Villains of Spider-Man 3

The recent release of Spider-Man 2 on DVD will give comic-heads another excuse to break out their undersized red-and-blue Underoos, so it’s time to weigh in on the next chapter of everyone’s favorite superhero-turned-movie-studio-franchise. Yep, with Spider-Man 3 right around the corner, legions of devoted fans have hunkered down to fill message boards, chat rooms and rumor mills with the leaked scripts and "inside information" that will no doubt postpone the creation of at least seventeen Babylon 5-related 'zines.

While casual Spidey-Fans are content to live life without arguing the merits of wearing a symbiotic alien costume, hardcore fans will continue the debate over who should be the next big baddie. With the Green Goblin and Doc Ock checked off the list (in Spider-Man 1 and 2, respectively), the time is nearing for another villain (or villains) from Spidey’s rogue gallery to get the big screen treatment from Sony. Let’s look at the front runners: