With the franchise being rebooted as part of the MCU, who should be the bad guy? The first two Raimi films of course used Spider-man's big bads, the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, but ended up killing both in the end. The third film spared Sandman-and gave him more backstory, but gave us sort of a 'meh' Venom and the Harry Osborn retread of the goblin. The Amazing series gave us the Lizard (Who 'sort of' appeared in the Raimi films as his alter ego Curt Conners, played by Dylan Baker.) But then we got another Goblin (although Harry this time instead of his father), a somewhat odd take on Electro and about a minute of Rhino. Then of course the "Sinister Six"-including Dr. Octopus-were teased at the end, although via their equipment only (Although it's possible Electro, Goblin and Rhino would've joined). Maybe they can do a villain who hasn't been in a Spider-man film before. Carnage might be a possibility, although he's kind of tied to Venom and the character might not work out in a PG-13 film, being a serial killer and all. Kingpin, although he debuted in Spider-man comics and was a prominent villain in some animated incarnations, is in the Daredevil series (Played by Vincent D' Onfrio) but I think that's being targeted at older audiences too. I can see Scorpion perhaps (A guy who wears a suit of scorpion-like armor, and developed in part by J. Jonah Jameson to his regret) or the Spider-slayers (Also developed in part by Jameson). Vulture of course was almost the villain in the never made fourth Raimi movie (I think Jon Malcohvich was going to play him). Although the villain in the comics is a bit silly-most of the time, an elderly man in a flying vulture costume-perhaps we can have a connection to the same technology the Falcon uses. Any other thoughts/ideas?