When most people think of Norman Osborn, they think of the Green Goblin, one of Spider-Man’s all-time greatest foes. However, regular readers of Marvel Comics will know, as of late, Osborn has grown beyond the bounds of Spidey’s rogues’ gallery to become a true “big bad” of the Marvel Universe. It says a lot that, to many, the name “Norman Osborn” strikes more fear than “Green Goblin” ever did. Osborn has come a long way, but it seems the journey he needs to undergo to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be a long one. We've already seen Osborn appear in two Spider-Man franchises in the past two decades, but there are certainly crazier fan-theories out there, so anything is possible.
When Marvel Studios made a deal with Sony to use Spider-Man in the MCU, they didn't just obtain the rights to Spidey - they got all of his villains, too. The Vulture and The Shocker have already appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, so there’s no reason Osborn himself couldn’t appear in a sequel. Given his recent comic book history, it seems likely Spidey will find himself facing the man, rather than the Goblin, this time around.
Norman Osborn Becomes More Than Just A Spider-Man Villain With His Dark Reign Over The Marvel Universe
Osborn Even Runs His Own Team Of Dark Avengers
He Uses The Dark Avengers Like A Hit Squad To Take Out Several Prominent Heroes
Osborn Forms A Cabal Of The Marvel Universe’s Most Influential Villains
The Dark Reign Finally Ends When Osborn Unsuccessfully Lays Siege To Asgard
Osborn Escapes Imprisonment And Becomes A Super-Adaptoid