In the first entry into the Spider-Verse franchise, Kingpin mainly had the villainous role. It made sense, as it wasn’t focused on traveling the multiverse but rather on something local Miles Morales would have to face before becoming Spider-Man himself. Now that the multiverse has opened up in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, he has much bigger threats to face.
In an interview with Total Film, director Kemp Powers teases the big role The Spot has in not just Across the Spider-Verse but even its already confirmed sequel. While a joke villain in the comics, the directing trio have big plans for the character moving forward.
The Spot is an interesting villain because he seems like a joke, but when you really look at his powers, there’s incredible potential. His ability to open portals across dimensions sets him up perfectly for the Spider-Verse. He’s the villain of the next two films… and let’s just say that the Spot and Miles are connected in surprising ways.
The Spider-Verse offers a lot of opportunity to explore the crazier corners of the Spider-Man mythos. It’s crazy to think when we first heard rumblings of Spot having a major role back in February of 2021 that he’d end up as the main antagonist in both new entries of the animated franchise.
His powers do seem perfect for embracing the insanity that multiverse travel offers and here’s hoping that they go all out with the way he’ll challenge Miles, Gwen, and any other Spider-Person he ends up crossing paths with. Now, we only need to find out what exactly that surprising connection is and what motivates him to travel across the multiverse.
Source: Total Film