John Malkovich Would Have Played 'The Vulture' In Spider-Man 4
Reported by Outsiders - 10:08 PM 2010.04.19
John Malkovich feels that because of his casting of 'The Vulture' is the reason the next Spider-Man movie didn't turn out and turned into a reboot.
“Well, I think a lot of the people who sort of follow that genre… I’m not sure, I never really spoke with Sam about this, but I’m not sure they—maybe the kind of fanbase, the fanboys—either didn’t approve of [The Vulture] as an adversary for [Spidey] to some extent…or maybe the studio [didn't]. Or maybe that was totally unrelated to why it fell apart.”
Malkovich admitted that he has seen the "popcorn franchises" such as Transformers, the previous Spider-Man movies and enjoyed many of the recent blockbuster spectacles coming out of Hollywood which upset him when the next movie didn't head into production.
“Yes [I was disappointed],” he says. “But because I like Sam and I like Toby [Maguire] and all that stuff, and the producers, two of whom I’d met before because I’d been offered [Green Goblin on] the first [Spider-Man]… I came to like them, so sure why not? But it didn’t play out.”