Far From Home Director Explains Vulture’s and Scorpion’s Absence

Despite previous reports to the contrary, it seems that we won’t see a pair of familiar faces in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, as both Vulture and Scorpion won’t cross the web slinger’s path in his adventure in Europe. Speaking with Digital SpyFar From Home director Jon Watts revealed that they couldn’t find “the right moment” for Vulture’s and Scorpion’s return in the latest installment in Spider-Man‘s franchise.

“We never really found the right moment to do something like that. It’s always just about it being right for the story and not just some sort of shoehorned-in cameo. But I do love the idea that they’re both still out there, and I like the idea that as we move forward with these films, we’re building out this rich world that we can continually draw from.”

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The Spider-Man: Far From Home cast includes Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, plus Zendaya as “MJ,” and Jacob Batalon as Ned.  Marisa Tomei returns as Aunt May, and Jake Gyllenhaal will play Mysterio. New additions include comedian J.B. Smoove, as well as Numan Acar (Aladdin) as Dimitri. Additionally, MCU veterans Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) and Cobie Smulders will also join Holland’s Spider-Man sequel as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively.

Jon Watts directed Spider-Man: Far From Home, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, all returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie swings into theaters on July 2.