– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We got some brand-new details regarding the villain in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (obviously, not the final title). The rumors come courtesy of the folks over at That Hashtag Show.

According to the outlet’s source, the story calls for a villain with “elevated ideas” (meaning that they’re smart), which isn’t exactly uncommon in the Spidey universe, so that doesn’t really narrow things down. More interestingly, however, is that they are open to any ethnicity for the part, and are even auditioning both male and female actors ages 30-45 for the part. This means that should this end up being an iconic villain, they could very well be in for a sex or race change, depending on who director Jon Watts and casting director Sarah Finn settle on.

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In addition to the villain, they are also looking for a male actor, age 18-24 of any ethnicity who can play a high school student. This actor will also need to be able to hold their own with Holland, and will need to be of the leading man type. While this is by no means confirmed, the outlet speculates that the casting of either the villain or student could influence the other — meaning they could be related…but again, that’s pure speculation, and given that they’re looking at actors ages 30-45, and that we’ve seen this villain-child dynamic done as recently as Spider-Man: Homecoming, I don’t see these roles as being dependent on one another.

All of this news is very interesting, and I’m excited to see what becomes of this mysterious villain, especially if they’re being so loosey-goosey with the ethnicity and sex.

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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.