A plethora of updated Spider-Man villains pop up alongside The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, including The Tinkerer, The Prowler, two versions of The Shocker. But one of the rogue gallery's staples, and a bad dude who could show up in future sequels for Peter Parker and Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, isn’t truly revealed until the post credits scene: The Scorpion.
Miss him? In the film, Gargan doesn’t have any super-powers. In fact, he basically gets the crap beat out of him on the Staten Island Ferry once Spider-Man and the FBI show up to foil his illegal arms deal he was making with the Toomes crew. The blue-collar crew seems a little wary of Gargan and his hardened criminals, but (unbeknownst to Peter) Tony Stark has already alerted the FBI to their activities. Gargan gets thrown around and manages to stay alive as the ferry is ripped apart. If only he was his comic book counterpart.
Back in Amazing Spider-Man #19, a private detective named Macdonald Gargan (“Mac” for short) was hired by J. Jonah Jameson to find out how aspiring photographer Peter Parker was getting such good photos of Spider-Man. Gargan fails, of course, but that doesn’t stop Jameson from roping him into some light genetic mutation therapy and a super-suit, transforming him into the villain The Scorpion.
Eventually, Gargan ditches The Scorpion act and becomes the third Earthly host of the "Venom" Symbiote (previously seen turning Topher Grace into a fanged ball of black goo in 2007's Spider-Man 3). Gargan Venom spawns some other Symbiotes like Anti-Venom and Toxin during his run, as well as becoming a “dark Spider-Man” for the "Dark Avengers," then… well, that's a long story. With a Venom spinoff set to take off next year, expect Gargan to stick to The Scorpion suit in any potential sequels. Which is a total possibility.