Spider-Man: No Way Home was a commercial success, also grossing a little over $1.9 billion to critics, which gave it a solid 93% acceptance rate on Rotten Tomatoes, contributing to a total viewership of 98%. The meeting on the big screens of the three versions of the spider, commanded by Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, delighted everyone. But there were other plans for the film when it was being developed.
The Vulture, the villain who appeared in the first Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would definitely not come home, but not in the way you imagine. In other words, Michael Keaton’s character would not join the Green Goblin and the other villains of this entry in the most popular Wall Crawler franchise of the MCU.
What would happen to the vulture?
Artist Phil Saunders has been sharing concept art on his social media where Spider-Man visits Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, to help him with some of the villains of No Way Home. More precisely, in the picture you can see the Green Goblin, Doc Ock and Electro. An idea that was discarded for the final version of the film and which still remained incredible.
“With any project of this complexity, the script undergoes numerous changes, as the direction of the story adapts to the overall plan of the MCU, and there are challenges such as the availability of actors. In an early version of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter enlists the help of an old enemy to rehabilitate captured villains from the multiverse. It would have been great fun to see him lead the evildoers of the multiverse through the city with the help of Ock’s captured tentacles. “It was a great pleasure to try to capture the diverse settings of these amazing actors,” Saunders said.
Ultimately, Peter led the imprisoned villains to Happy Hogan’s apartment, and Michael Keaton’s participation in No Way Home was canceled. However, the Beetlejuice actor would have a chance to return to superhero movies by playing Batman in the movie The Flash starring Ezra Miller as Scarlet Runner, directed by Andy Muschietti . An actor who has given us great personifications in the two main multiverses of the genre. Not bad!