New concept art for Spider-Man: No Way Home reveals big plans for Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes
Despite Spider-Man: No Way Home It had a good gallery of Spider-Man villains, another iconic villain almost appeared in the film as we were able to find out thanks to a Lego set that showed the return of Toomes with the wall-crawler chasing him in a drone to capture him. Finally we didn’t get to see that in the movie. But now we discover that it was not the only thing that was left out of the initial approach.
Michael Keaton’s Vulture at one point or another was meant to help Peter Parker (Tom Holland) take on the likes of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) before they caused havoc throughout the world thanks to an unpublished concept art that the artist Phil Saunders has shared on his Instagram account.
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“In any project of this complexity, the script goes through numerous changes as the direction of the story adapts to the overall plan of the MCU and challenges such as the availability of actors,” Saunders wrote. “In an early version of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter enlists the help of an ancient enemy to rehabilitate the captured villains of the multiverse. It would have been a lot of fun to see him lead the evildoers of the multiverse around the city with the help of Doc. Ock’s captured tentacles. It was a great pleasure trying to capture the diverse attitudes of these incredible actors.”
Finally Keaton’s participation was ruled out, we don’t really know why, and instead of taking Peter to Toomes’ house he ended up taking them to Happy Hogan’s apartment. But it would have been interesting to explore this type of relationship in which they go from being enemies to Toomes being the last straw for Peter Parker to grab for help. It’s a shame that we finally saw the character in Morbius and that he was so wasted.
About No Way Home
After Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker ended up being unmasked by Mystery in a video broadcast by J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) on the Daily Bugle and accused of having murdered the villain played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Spider-Man asks Avengers ally Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) if he can make everyone forget his secret identity. But when the spell backfires, causing wall-crawling supervillains from other universes to appear in their own, three generations of Spider-Men must band together to stop the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman and the Lizard.
Would you have liked to see Michael Keaton’s Vulture in the movie?