Sam Raimi's Planned Spider-Man 4 Almost Introduced Mysterio, Black Cat, Vulture

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There have been several new Spider-Man movies that followed Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 but people are still wondering what could have been if the director had come up with a fourth film starring Tobey Maguire. Interestingly, the details about the cancelled flick reveal that Peter Parker may have faced Vulture and Mysterio much sooner. In addition to that, Spider-Man 4 almost introduced Black Cat as the third villain.

It's no secret that Raimi was eager to work on a fourth Spider-Man film and already had plans laid out for the project. According to Screenrant, the director wanted to finally introduce Bruce Campbell as a real character rather than someone who appears in a cameo. Campbell was supposed to be revealed to be Mysterio although his role in Spider-Man 4 was set to be a small one in the opening scene.

Interestingly, Raimi was planning to cast John Malkovich as Vulture in Spider-Man 4. The character would then be working with Felicia Hardy, who would be portrayed by Anne Hathaway. However, the project wouldn't reveal Felicia as Black Cat just yet. Instead, she would have been introduced as Vulturess.


Although Spider-Man 4 never happened, it's safe to say that things are finally going well for the villains that would have been in the film. Vulture was introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming and played by Michael Keaton while Mysterio is set for his big-screen debut in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Additionally, Quentin Beck is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, who was once considered as Maguire's replacement when the latter was injured prior to filming Spider-Man 2.

As for Felicia Hardy, it was previously confirmed that Black Cat is still getting her own spin-off film.

Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2.

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