Michael Keaton’s Deleted Spider-Man: No Way Home Scene Revealed

Micheal Keaton’s Deleted Spider-Man No Way Home Scene Revealed

Michael Keaton’s Vulture was on the board at some point to appear in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, the deleted scene has been revealed.

A report from The Direct shows that Vulture had a hand in the film. Although, that would have been interesting to see since he’s the only villain in Spider-Man: No Way Home that is part of the Marvel Universe. Most of the villains come from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man universe.

There were lots of speculation before No Way Home came out about who would show up in the film. However, some owed their reveal to the actors themselves, like Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Many wondered if Venom would be fighting alongside the Spider-Man villains.

Many did speculate that the original Spider-Man: Homecoming villain would appear in the film, although that didn’t happen.

Concept artist Phil Langone shared some art for Spider-Man: No Way Home. It revealed that the production planned for Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes to be in the film, at one point.

Michael Keaton’s Vulture Could Have Completed the Sinister Six

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Toomes’ appearance would have completed the Sinister Six that many fans were looking forward to. No Way Home had the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, The Lizard, and Electro. Just one short of a complete set of Spider-Man villains.

The Sinister Six had no other agenda except to defeat Spider-Man. And the members of the team even change in the comics. No Way Home had the perfect setup to get six villains against Spider-Man. Previous runs, particularly the one with Andrew Garfield, even teased the team itself, which never did come to fruition.

There was indeed a plan for Sinister Six in the Amazing Spider-Man universe.

Thus, fans of the film were looking forward to seeing the villainous team in No Way Home. However, the film came up with one villain short.

Another interesting detail in the concept art revealed is that this is in a garage or gas station setting. It seems that Happy Hogan’s apartment building replaced it in the final film. Also, other concept art shows that the gas station was heavily damaged compared to what happened to Hogan’s apartment building.

What could have happened there to get it to that point?

Michael Keaton’s Vulture Cut From Spider-Man: No Way Home


Credit: Sony Pictures

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Scripts change, that’s normal in cinema, especially now that the stories even evolve during production. So, Adrian Toomes is out of the picture. But for some apparent reason, Toomes ended up in the world of Morbius, which doesn’t make any sense.

Well, at least to me, anyway. The only reason I can find why they removed Adrian Toomes from the film is that Sony wanted to join the MCU. And Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes was their connection to the Marvel Universe.

Doctor Strange’s spell was supposed to bring people from other universes to the MCU because of Peter Parker. That is in not out of the MCU. All I can think of is that what happened to Toomes was a fluke.

Anyway, I hope we see more of Michael Keaton’s Vulture find his way back into the MCU. They sure have a lot more explaining to do anyway.

Hopefully, sometime before Tom Holland retires his time to be Spider-Man. Keaton himself is not getting any younger either.

What do you think of the Vulture originally part of Spider-Man: No Way Home? Could he have been an interesting addition to the dynamics of the Sinister Six? Was it a good choice to leave him out of the film?


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