Spider-Man: No Way Home: Predicting the Sinister Six

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Actors Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Rhys Ifans arrive at the UK Premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ at Odeon Leicester Square on June 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images) /

The Lizard

While The Amazing Spider-Man series was not critically beloved at the time of release, the franchise has a loyal fanbase and the first film in it was very solid. Part of this was due to the performance of Rhys Ifans as Dr Curt Connors/The Lizard, who was a great villain for Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man. The actor could be appearing in the film, according to Empire.

The magazine mentions a number of villains, including Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman, but the publication was the first place to mention Rhys Ifans’ Lizard when discussing the upcoming film. It will be fun to see some more characters from The Amazing Spider-Man universe alongside the iconic Raimi-verse villains. The Lizard often plays the role of the conflicted member of the Sinister Six, so it will be interesting to see how he would interact with the rest of the villains in live-action.

Holland’s Spider-Man would have a lot of trouble dealing with a villain like the Lizard, who was a powerhouse and truly terrifying force until he was defeated by Garfield’s Spider-Man.


Most people will admit that Spider-Man 3 does not hold a candle to the first two films in the Raimi franchise, however one of the redeeming factors of the film was Thomas Haden Church’s portrayal of Flint Marko a.k.a. Sandman. Marko was a sympathetic character, as he was only trying to make money to pay for his daughter’s treatment.

By the end of the third film Sandman had been somewhat redeemed, even though it was retconned to make Marko the murderer of Uncle Ben (a decision that fans did not like). However, it would be an interesting move to have this version of Sandman join the multiversal Sinister Six.

While Marko is not a purely evil character, he could join the team simply to meet a goal to either help his daughter or return home, in an alliance similar to the one he had with Venom in Raimi’s film.