Ezekiel Sims in the “Madame Web” trailer starts resembling his comic book counterpart later on as he adopts grayer hair. There’s even a scene of what looks like a vision of the future where he battles some of the Spider-Women. This jives with his comic book arc and could hint at what viewers can expect.
Most of the time, Ezekiel isn’t an antagonist to Peter Parker in the comics; he even tries to save Spider-Man when the Spider-Totem devourer Morlun seeks Peter out. Ezekiel is more concerned with amassing material wealth and protecting other Spider-Totems. However, this leads to some problematic actions on his part. When Ezekiel learns the Gatekeeper, basically a giant spider monster, must kill either him or Peter, Ezekiel has no qualms about giving up Parker. But he realizes all the good Peter does as Spider-Man and sacrifices himself. If “Madame Web” pursues a version of this story, Ezekiel could have a redemption arc, realizing the world needs the Spider-Women.
That’s simply a theory, but it would make good use of Ezekiel Sims in this particular story, which might lean into the Spider-Verse. “Madame Web” could expand the Sony Spider-Man Cinematic Universe by incorporating elements of the Into the Spider-Verse movies with the solo Spidey villain films that have emerged, like “Venom” and “Morbius.” Like a spider web, it’s all connected.