It goes without saying that Spider-Man: No Way Home is easily one of the most-talked-about superhero films in recent memory thanks to all the multiversal shenanigans that came with it. But more than a year after the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster swung to cinemas, new details about the film are only coming to light.
The 2021 flick featured a who's who of Spidey villains from across the Marvel Multiverse — Doc Ock, Lizard, Sandman, Electro, and Green Goblin. Now, if you think the number of baddies that showed up in the film is quite odd, that's because originally, there was another supervillain that would've joined the fray, forming the MCU's version of the famed Sinister Six.
Which baddie was it supposed to be, you ask? Well, concept artist Phil Langone confirmed on Instagram that Michael Keaton's Vulture would have completed the elite supervillain team before the studio decided to remove him from the flick. However, Langone didn't go into detail regarding Marvel and Sony's decision to scrap the original villain from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Check it out below:
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Vulture was a pivotal character in the life of MCU Peter Parker so it's all the more baffling how he didn't make it to No Way Home. Instead, Adrian Toomes was relegated to a cameo appearance in Sony Pictures' Morbius, a move that didn't make sense to a lot of fans.
Now, whether his brief involvement in the divisive Marvel film will have serious ramifications in Spidey's life remains to be seen but it's worth mentioning that Peter Parker's identity just became a mystery once again following Doctor Strange's spell so I guess we can safely say that it was all for nothing?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is streaming on Netflix.