Spider-Man: No Way Home saw Tom Holland’s Peter Parker facing off against threats from across the multiverse. New concept art for the film reveals a cut cameo from his first MCU villain: Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. the Vulture.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was a love letter to every era of Spider-Man, featuring Tom Holland’s Peter Parker fighting the biggest villains from previous Marvel films. However, many fans thought the film lacked a connection to the MCU by not featuring any of Holland’s own rogues in the Sinister Six. Fresh concept art from the film reveals the status of Michael Keaton’s Vulture during the film, with Peter trying to recruit the Vulture to help rehabilitate the captured villains.
According to the Spider-Man: No Way Home concept artist, the scene didn’t come to pass due to the changing demands of the broader MCU and the availability of Michael Keaton. Sony’s own plans for Vulture in Morbius also likely contributed to the scene being cut, as it required Adrian Toomes to be in prison for the scene. Though given the quality of Morbius, many fans would’ve likely preferred the reunion with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
What’s next for Spider-Man?
What does the future hold for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker? The success of Spider-Man: No Way Home has opened up a world of possibilities for the fan-favorite Marvel character. The movie ends with Peter erasing himself from the memories of his loved ones in order to protect them from his enemies. This sets up an interesting dynamic for future Spider-Man movies, as Peter will have to navigate a world in which he is not known as Spider-Man.
Rumor has it that Tom Holland has signed on for multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances after Spider-Man: No Way Home. The future of the Spider-Man series is currently unclear, but it is likely that Marvel will continue to explore the multiverse concept that was introduced in No Way Home.
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