The villains of Spider-Man films have been largely a cast of amazing actors that are either Oscar winners or nominees. According to a new interview with John Leguizamo, ComicBook.com is reporting that Leguizamo was originally a choice for Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to sources, Michael Keaton was eyed for the role for a long time but between lengthy negotiations, they wanted a backup choice, which was Leguizamo.
Here’s what John had to say:
I was supposed to be the Vulture. We had negotiated and I was about to play him, and they said that Michael Keaton wanted it back and they asked me if I would give it up. I said, ‘Well, okay I guess.’ They said, ‘No, we’ll work with you again, we’re gonna…’ That’s what happened there.
They offered me something tiny, I went, ‘Nuh uh.’
Now, Michael Keaton was fantastic as Vulture, but John Leguizamo could have offered something completely different to the role. This isn’t the first time that Vulture has seen some turmoil behind the scenes though, John Malkovich was originally set to play the role in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 4, but that film was scrapped before it could start filming.
Here’s hoping that John Leguizamo can make it as a villain or someone else in a future MCU/Spider-Man film!
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