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John Leguizamo Was Going To Be The MCU's Vulture After Michael Keaton First Backed Out

In an interview with ComicBook’s Chris Killian, John Leguizamo revealed that he was in talks to portray the character. “I was supposed to be the Vulture,” he said. “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.” If you are wondering why you missed the role that Leguizamo played instead of Vulture, it is because it has yet to materialize. “They offered me something tiny,” the “Silent Night” actor said. “I went, ‘Nuh-uh.'”

The revelation that Leguizamo wanted and could have played the character could bring up a lot of possibilities now that the multiverse has become central to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After directing “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” Sam Raimi told The Direct that while he never thought it was possible, joining the MCU made him feel it is possible to return for “Spider-Man 4.” And, of course, following his appearance in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Andrew Garfield commented on the possibility of “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” happening to The Hollywood Reporter, but noted that no one would believe a word he said.

Of course, there are no confirmations about either of those films happening, but it is a perfect opportunity for these lost Vulture moments to finally happen. If you ask us, Sony and Marvel both owe Leguizamo another shot at the wings. And fans definitely deserve to see the actor bring Adrian Tombs to life.



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