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Industry Expert Reveals John Malkovich’s Vulture Costume for Tobey Maguire’s Canceled Spider-Man 4

Industry Expert Reveals John Malkovich's Vulture Costume for Tobey Maguire's Canceled Spider-Man 4

The trajectory of Marvel and its fandom would have been something else today, if only Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man 4 would have been released.

And it wouldn’t have been that of a big deal because these things tend to happen all the time right? Scripts get discarded, actors get replaced, and movies get cancelled. But the reason why it is such a big deal is because not only did Spider-Man 4 have a comprehensive script, but it had also been assigned a release date. What’s more, it had even been decided that the award-winning actor John Malkovich would play the main antagonist, that of the Vulture.

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker

Unfortunately enough, none of that happened, and fans never got to see what could have been of the film that was supposed to be a sequel to Spider-Man 3. But a popular comic book creator and writer recently reminisced about the film that never made it through, and revealed a glimpse at Vulture’s wing, claiming that his costume had very well been in the works before the film was scrapped.

Ken Penders Reveals the First Look at Vulture’s Wings for Cancelled Spider-Man 4

American writer and comic book creator, Ken Penders tweeted about Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 and how work on the film had been going on vigorously before it was shut down.

Back when the film was still in the works, Dangerous Liaisons star John Malkovich was set to depict the villain, Adrian Toomes, aka the Vulture in Spider-Man 4, and creators had even begun working on the character’s costume. Penders posted a picture of the same, giving Marvel fans the first glance at the Vulture’s wings, admitting that he had kept this photo a secret for more than a decade before finally letting it out in the open.

Related: “He has finally made peace”: Spider-Man 4 Had a Dark, Grim Storyline For Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker, Explains His Sage Wisdom in No Way Home

Devastatingly enough, the Red star had himself confirmed the casting on social media just a day before Spider-Man 4′s production was brought to a halt. However, though Malkovich’s representation of the supervillain never made it to the big screens, fans did get to see Michael Keaton’s take on the role in Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.

Are There Any Hopes of Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 Getting Released? 

Although nothing definitive can be said with regard to the subject, Marvel audience sure seems to be awfully hopeful about the possibility of the fourth instalment in the Spider-Man franchise making it to the screens at some point in the future.

Related: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 Created Original Supervillain Called ‘Vultress’ Just So Angelina Jolie Could Be in the Movie

Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Tobey Maguire with Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland No Way Home (2021)

Earlier this year, the filmmaker revealed how he’d decided to let Sony take over their “alternate Spider-Man storyline” because he wasn’t able to bring the script together in due time. But with his recent comeback to Marvel paired with Tobey Maguire‘s return as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans are really clinging onto the likelihood of a Spider-Man 4 happening.

Presently, all we can do though, is hope for the best.

Related: Tobey Maguire Reportedly Wants Spider-Man 4 But Marvel, Sony More Interested in Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland To Lead the Spider-Verse

Source: Twitter

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.