John Malkovich on Not Getting to Play Vulture

While John Malkovich previously confirmed he would have played Vulture in Sam Raimi’s fourth “Spider-Man” movie, SuperHeroHype recently talked to him about the possibility that the project may have fallen apart because of Raimi’s insistence on using the villain.

“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 that character as an adversary for him to some extent,” he said. “Or maybe the studio. Or maybe that was totally unrelated to why it fell apart.”

Malkovich was also in the running to play Green Goblin in the first film, but the role went of course to Willem Dafoe, so this was double disappointment for Malkovich.

“Yes, [I was disappointed],” he said. “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 the first [film]… I came to like them, so sure why not? But it didn’t play out.”

No sour grapes for Malkovich, however. “It was a drag because I like Sam and he’s offered me a couple of things and it hasn’t worked out for a list of reasons,” he said.

Director Marc Webb is currently developing the untitled Spider-Man reboot at Sony for a 3D and 2D release on July 3, 2012.

Source: Heather Newgen