List of Major Marvel Characters Created by Steve Ditko that Have Appeared in the MCU or the Columbia/Sony Films

Recently the comic-book world was shocked and saddened by the passing of artist-writer Steve Ditko. Ditko was famous for being half the tandem – with Stan Lee – that created one of Marvel’s most famous superhero characters, Spider-Man. He also worked with other publishers like DC, creating memorable characters for them too.

In celebration of the life and legacy of Steve Ditko, we’re going to be making a list of major characters that he co-created with Stan Lee in Marvel Comics – heroes and villains and people in between – that have since been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or at least the earlier films with Columbia/Sony Pictures.



  1. Spider-Man (created 1962; in many enough movies from Columbia/Sony and Marvel Studios)
  2. Doctor Strange (created 1963; in MCU film 2016)
  3. Speedball (created 1988; in proposed New Warriors TV series that was originally planned for Freeform but is now looking for another network)
  4. Squirrel Girl (created 1992; also in the former-Freeform proposed New Warriors series)


  1. Doctor Octopus (created 1963; in 2004’s Spider-Man 2 from Columbia/Sony)
  2. Sandman (created 1963; in 2007’s Spider-Man 3 from Columbia/Sony)
  3. Lizard (created 1963; in 2012’s Amazing Spider-Man from Columbia Sony)
  4. Vulture (created 1963; in 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming MCU film)
  5. Electro (created 1964; in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Columbia/Sony)
  6. Mysterio (created 1964; will debut in 2019 upcoming MCU film Spider-Man: Far from Home)
  7. Green Goblin (created 1964; in 2002 Spider-Man and 2012 Amazing Spider-Man films)
  8. Harry Osborn (created 1965; in Spider-Man trilogy and Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Columbia/Sony)
  9. Baron Mordo (created 1963; in 2016 Doctor Strange MCU film)
  10. Dormammu (created 1965; in 2016 Doctor Strange MCU film)


  1. Aunt May Parker (created 1962; in all major Spider-Man films to date)
  2. J. Jonah Jameson (created 1963; in Columbia/Sony’s Spider-Man film trilogy 2002-07)
  3. Liz Allan (created 1962; in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming MCU film)
  4. Gwen Stacy (created 1965; in Columbia/Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man duology 2012-14)
  5. Ancient One (created 1963; in 2016 Doctor Strange MCU film)
  6. Wong (created 1963; in 2016 Doctor Strange MCU film)