Spider-Man: Freshman Year is Peter Parker’s very own animated series coming soon on Disney+. MCU revealed this on Disney+ Day. One of the biggest mysteries is the Spider-Man’s Rogue gallery for this show. It is unlikely that any old villains will appear on the show. So with Mysterio, Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Vulture out of the running, who are we going to see?
He is the first Spider-Man comic book villain, but unfortunately, he has not appeared in any of the movies. As suggested by his name, he can disguise himself as anyone. His alter ego is Dimitri Smerdyakov. Dimitri is Nick Fury’s agent in Spider-Man – Far From Home. The movie concentrated heavily on Fury and Mysterio, so Chameleon may be waiting for his turn to bait Spider-Man in Spider-Man Freshman Year.
She is a recent addition to the Spider-Man rogue gallery. But she is an irritating villain from the Spiderman game (2018) for PS4. Screwball is unique because she is an Internet and Social media pro and a live blogger. She commits crimes on camera and posts them for likes and views. Peter’s world is besieged with technology, so he is likely to run into Screwball sooner rather than later.
Spot is a teleporting criminal from Spider-Man’s rookie days. Dr. Jonathan Ohnn, AKA Spot, is a brilliant scientist on the payroll of Wilson Fisk. Netflix and MCU have stated that Matt Murdock will join the main MCU, and as Spot is the common factor between Spider-Man and DareDevil, Freshman Year is the best place to lay the groundwork.
Vermin has battled both Captain America and Spider-Man. He is a geneticist with the DNA of a rat. The timeline for Vermin to be a part of Spider-Man: Freshman Year is perfect. Zemo is not captured till the Civil War, and Zola’s computer algorithm is safe till 2014. So it sets the stage for Vermin to be a likely choice for the chosen Marvel Villain for the series.
In the trailer of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man takes down mob enforcers. This scene based in the City Hall was deleted from the movie. Tom Holland mentioned this scene as the Manfredi Crime Family Sequence. This is a direct reference to Silvermane, AKA Silvio Manfredi. Spiderman: Freshman Year may not showcase his full might but a couple of run-ins seem like a possibility.
Toomes and Peter don’t meet till the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming. But Spider-Man may have had run-ins with his associates like Shocker and Tinkerer. The former is a black money launderer who will do anything for financial gains. He is MIA in the main MCU continuity after the failure of Vulture’s stealth plane mission. This makes him a likely villain for the animated series.
What if all of them come and make something even bigger than the chaos in Spider-Man: No Way Home? Goosebumps!