We recently saw a bunch of concept art from Sam Raimi’s canceled Spider-Man 4 movie and now new story details from the project have emerged online. Speaking with io9, illustrator Jeffrey Henderson revealed that the director was planning to include a cool montage sequence right at the beginning of the movie, featuring Spidey and a few villains such as Mysterio, who would have been played by Bruce Campbell:
A montage of C and D- list villains that we knew would never be used as main antagonists: Mysterio, the Shocker, the Prowler, the old school-onesie-wearing version of the Rhino, maybe even the Stilt Man, etc.
The illustrator went on to confirm that the Vulture was indeed going to be the main villain of the movie and revealed a few interesting ideas that were being thrown around for their version of the comic book character:
“The thing we kept coming back to was that, as a character, everyone was going to dismiss the Vulture as just an old guy in a silly green suit. So we wanted to go the opposite way and really make him the most fearsome and formidable adversary that Spider-Man had faced in the series.”
Rumor has it that the Vulture will be the main antagonist of next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and that he will be played by Birdman star Michael Keaton who recently joined the cast of the movie. Production on the project is set to begin later this month, so we’re probably going to find out more details about that soon.