Throughout the Spider-Man movie series, many iconic villains have graced the big screen. Some of these foes have appeared in leading roles, as the key threats to Spidey, while others have popped up in brief cameos.

But who are all these villains? Well, if you’re pondering that question, don’t worry, I can help.

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In this post I am serving up a list of all the villains that have appeared in a Spider-Man movie. The list will include all the major and minor players, as well as a few background characters who appeared in ‘blink and you miss ‘em’ roles.  

The movies covered in this post include: Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). I’m also adding Venom (2018) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2020) into the mix too.

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Full list of Spider-Man ‘Home’ movie movie villains

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Below is a list of all the villains who appear in the Spider-Man movie series. The list includes major and minor characters, as well as brief cameos or nods to their comic book counterparts.

  • Norman Osborn/Green Goblin – Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus – Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 & Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Flint Marko/Sandman – Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3 & Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Max Dillon/Electro – Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 & Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Curt Connors/Lizard – Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man & Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Dennis Carradine/Uncle Ben’s killer – Michael Papajohn (Spider-Man & Spider-Man 3)
  • Mendel Stromm* – Rob Perkins (Spider-Man)
  • Harry Osborn/New Goblin – James Franco (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 & Spider-Man 3)
  • Eddie Brock/Venom – Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3)
  • Dr. Curt Connors* – Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 & Spider-Man 3)
  • Convenience store thief/Uncle Ben’s killer – Leif Gantvoort (The Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Gustav Fiers/The Gentleman – Michael Massee (The Amazing Spider-Man & The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Norman Osborn – Chris Cooper (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Harry Osborn/Green Goblin – Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino – Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Alistair Smythe* – B. J. Novak (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Adrian Toomes/Vulture – Michael Keaton (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Jackson Brice/Shocker I – Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Herman Schultz/Shocker II – Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Phineas Mason/Tinkerer – Michael Chernus (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Mac Gargan – Michael Mando (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Aaron Davis* – Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Quentin Beck/Mysterio – Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
  • The Elementals: Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Sandman, Cyclone (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
  • Wilson Fisk/Kingpin – Live Schreiber (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Olivia Octavius/Doctor Octopus – Kathryn Hahn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Aaron Davis/Prowler – Mahershala Ali (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Norman Osborn/Green Goblin – Jorma Taccone (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Tombstone – Marvin Krondon Jones III (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Scorpion – Joaquin Cosio (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Carlton Drake/Riot – Riz Ahmed (Venom)
  • Cletus Kasady/Carnage – Woody Harrelson (Venom & Venom: Let There Be Carnage)
  • Frances Barrison/Shriek – Naomie Harris (Venom: Let There Be Carnage)

Please note: Characters indicated with an asterisk (*) are included on this list because they are considered to be classic Spider-Man villains from the comics, even if their onscreen counterparts don’t appear villainous in the movies.

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So, that’s the list, but which is the best villain? And more importantly, which major villains would you still like to see on the big screen who have yet to appear? Sound off in the comments section to let me know.

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