Meet Spider-Man's Latest Big-Screen Villain

Following the Marvel Cinematic Universe's introduction of Tom Holland's Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, filming is now officially underway for Marvel's latest Spider-Man solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to some of the latest behind-the-scenes photos taken from the set of the new film, comic book fans will see another familiar character make their big screen debut: Shocker. Shocker (also known as Herman Schultz) is one of the members of Marvel's famed villainous group, the Sinister Six, and should not be underestimated. Shocker's debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming means it's time to official get to know who Spidey's latest competition will be. He's way more than just another guy running around in a yellow suit.

The Shocker — set to be played by actor Bokeem Woodbine — has been menacing Marvel Comics sthisince 1947 when he was first penned by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr. in Amazing Spider-Man Issue #46. He first appears as your typical robber and hired assassin, but, as you get to know him more, it becomes clear that he has his own self-built tools (as opposed to other-worldly powers) on his side. Thanks to the help of a battle suit he's built himself, some of the Shocker's special abilities include sending out shockwaves to open locks and even undo Spider-Man's webbing. That has made him a difficult and worthy opponent to Spider-Man over the years, both before and after he was tied to the likes of the Sinister Six and the Masters of Evil.

Woodbine's Shocker isn't the only villain set to join the MCU, as he's only one of three different villains Peter Parker will have to take on in his debut MCU film. Other villains set to appear include the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton) and the Tinkerer (played by Michael Churnus). With Peter still only in high school, I have a feeling he may need a little bit of help taking on all three of these guys at once. Thank goodness he has the Avengers on his side. (Some of them, anyway.)

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