John Malkovich Confirms he’s the Vulture in Spidey 4? Possibly.

Let me just start this article by saying, these things always have a way of turning out wrong. The problem is that someone is translating something in a foreign language, and when that happens you don’t always get all the nuances, or in some cases, you can’t verify the original source. So, having said that, there is word on the Interwebs that John Malkovich has confirmed his role in Sam Raimi’s upcoming “Spider-Man 4″ movie, where he’ll be playing, he says, The Vulture.

That’s according to CinemaSpy, who quotes an Italian website, who says they translated the Malkovich interview into English. See what I mean? Way too many “I heards” in this story, which is why I started the article the way I did.

Anyways, I think it would actually be a pretty good choice if Sony has actually agreed to let Raimi have his Vulture, which at this point, I’m not so sure. Sam Raimi is a pretty big name, but come on, 95% of the people who went to see the last three “Spider-Man” movies didn’t go see it because “it’s a Sam Raimi movie”, they saw it because it’s about a guy who can climb walls. So will Sony really acquiesce and allow Raimi to have his old geezer, after all the stories that they aren’t budging? I’m not so sure…

But anyways, in case Malkovich is the Vulture, it would be dead-on casting. It would make the villain an interesting one, though I still think it would be a bad idea. The idea of a young, wise-cracking Peter Parker fighting an old geezer in green wings sounds like fun in the comic books, but it would look just odd onscreen.



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  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    It would be dead on casting, but it wouldnt be better casting than Bruce Campbell as Mystero lol. I just want it so bad. I dont want to see spiderman vs old age. I feel bad for saying that because I like Malkovich alot, but this is not the direction to go in after Spiderman 3. Believe me.

    • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

      typo: Bruce as Mysterio

      and P.S. I would rather see the sinister 6 than just watch the vulture.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    It would be dead on casting, but it wouldnt be better casting than Bruce Campbell as Mystero lol. I just want it so bad. I dont want to see spiderman vs old age. I feel bad for saying that because I like Malkovich alot, but this is not the direction to go in after Spiderman 3. Believe me.

    • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

      typo: Bruce as Mysterio

      and P.S. I would rather see the sinister 6 than just watch the vulture.

  • Arthur

    Dr. Conner AKA THE LIZARD……………..PERIOD!!! Everyone wants to see it and Sony and Raimi need to make it happen. Not big on more than one villian, but Malkovich reeks with talent. Hard to call this one. I would go with Dr. Conner finally becoming The Lizard. Some people trash Spider-man 3. I loved it and not ONLY because of Venom. Seeing Peter Parker’s dark side was awesome. The Sandman’s story was touching. But the Goblin thing was played out. I think Bruce Campbell as Mysterio would be too over-the-top and may turn off some viewers; even though Bruce is a one-of-a-kind show. Some people even say introduce The Black Cat; which might not be a bad idea either. People are kind of tired of Mary Jane. Her pathetic situation and whining are just too much. LIZARD!!! LIZARD!!! LIZARD!!!

  • Arthur

    Dr. Conner AKA THE LIZARD……………..PERIOD!!! Everyone wants to see it and Sony and Raimi need to make it happen. Not big on more than one villian, but Malkovich reeks with talent. Hard to call this one. I would go with Dr. Conner finally becoming The Lizard. Some people trash Spider-man 3. I loved it and not ONLY because of Venom. Seeing Peter Parker’s dark side was awesome. The Sandman’s story was touching. But the Goblin thing was played out. I think Bruce Campbell as Mysterio would be too over-the-top and may turn off some viewers; even though Bruce is a one-of-a-kind show. Some people even say introduce The Black Cat; which might not be a bad idea either. People are kind of tired of Mary Jane. Her pathetic situation and whining are just too much. LIZARD!!! LIZARD!!! LIZARD!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well the sentiments are all over the net. I’m not gonna bother crying about it anymore. I want the Lizard just like everyone else that has common sense. But anyways, Malkovish is ok casting. Good even, if they do the character justice. “Spectacular SPiderman” did a good job with the character. And Nix, find a RECENT picture of the Vulture please. Those old 70′s and 80′s pics are horrendous and he hasn’t looked like that in a bit, although apparently he’s goinf to on his return to the comics scene in the “Guantlet” arc in SPiderman.

  • Dedpool

    Well the sentiments are all over the net. I’m not gonna bother crying about it anymore. I want the Lizard just like everyone else that has common sense. But anyways, Malkovish is ok casting. Good even, if they do the character justice. “Spectacular SPiderman” did a good job with the character. And Nix, find a RECENT picture of the Vulture please. Those old 70′s and 80′s pics are horrendous and he hasn’t looked like that in a bit, although apparently he’s goinf to on his return to the comics scene in the “Guantlet” arc in SPiderman.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    I want the lizard, but I fear if he is the only character, they have no choice but to make a similar movie plot and exact story (minus Prothethic science technology) that they had for the Doc Oct in the second movie. Although just saying that made me think of how awesome it would be if they made the movie really dark with the lizard. Anyway, I’ll go see it, no matter what, I hope they go with something that helps them push the boundaries of Spiderman.
    ““““
    Ded, I need your email. Me and Ulik are already working on the beginnings of the Flash and could use your expertise. Teamcannon6@gmail.com…hit me up so i can give you the invite to the group.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah sorry busy weekend with the kid. LoL. Will hit you up today at least so that you can get my email address.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    I want the lizard, but I fear if he is the only character, they have no choice but to make a similar movie plot and exact story (minus Prothethic science technology) that they had for the Doc Oct in the second movie. Although just saying that made me think of how awesome it would be if they made the movie really dark with the lizard. Anyway, I’ll go see it, no matter what, I hope they go with something that helps them push the boundaries of Spiderman.
    ““““
    Ded, I need your email. Me and Ulik are already working on the beginnings of the Flash and could use your expertise. Teamcannon6@gmail.com…hit me up so i can give you the invite to the group.

    • Dedpool

      Yeah sorry busy weekend with the kid. LoL. Will hit you up today at least so that you can get my email address.

  • Cheese

    This just in.. they don’t care what we want sadly. They’ll make whatever villain they think we want and be completely wrong as usual.

    Like everyone has said, the Lizard should undoubtedly be the next villain. He’s already in the story line and would lead to so much more in the future.

  • Cheese

    This just in.. they don’t care what we want sadly. They’ll make whatever villain they think we want and be completely wrong as usual.

    Like everyone has said, the Lizard should undoubtedly be the next villain. He’s already in the story line and would lead to so much more in the future.