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John Malkovich confirms the Vulture, explains why it might have fallen through

04.16.2010

Remember that one time John Malkovich was supposedly playing the Vulture in SPIDER-MAN 4?

Well, he's finally confirmed it and he's a bit sad about it as well. When visiting Malkovich on set last week, he talked at first about being disappointed it didn't go through, "Yes [I was disappointed] but I mean, because I like Sam, and I like Tobey, and all that stuff and the producers, one of whom I had met before because I had been offered the first one [film]. And one of which I came to know, I like them all, yeah sure why not, but it didn't play out." The role of Green Goblin was originally his before Dafoe stepped in.

He continued speaking about reasons it might have fallen apart, "Yeah, 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-- maybe either the kind of fanbase, the fanboys, the base of that perhaps didn't approve of that character as an adversary to some extent, or maybe the studio, or maybe that was totally unrelated to why that fell apart."

Some fans were excited about the possibility of Malkovich playing the vulture, and he had heard some rumblings, "I heard various things about it, but yeah it was a drag because I like sam, and he's offered me a couple of things and it hasn't worked out." The guy did seem genuinely disappointed. I think he wanted to explore the character and be a part of the franchise, but as he said, it just didn't work out.

Oh, to wonder what could have been.

Extra Tidbit: Believe it or not, Malkovich actually has his own clothing line.
Source: JoBlo.com

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2:24AM on 04/20/2010

lol, some people here are...

on Rami's side? What sort of excuse is 'if you force me to do something i'll give you shit'? If that's the attitude then i hope he never directs another movie, because with that work ethic, if any minor detail doesn't go his way he gonna fuck it up. The Vulture story arc would have been awesome, but the studio said go with Venom, so you like a crybaby fuck up a movie? fuck Rami any way, ditto to what d00r said.
on Rami's side? What sort of excuse is 'if you force me to do something i'll give you shit'? If that's the attitude then i hope he never directs another movie, because with that work ethic, if any minor detail doesn't go his way he gonna fuck it up. The Vulture story arc would have been awesome, but the studio said go with Venom, so you like a crybaby fuck up a movie? fuck Rami any way, ditto to what d00r said.
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2:21AM on 04/20/2010

lol, some people here are...

on Rami's side? What sort of excuse is 'if you force me to do something i'll give you shit'? If that's the attitude then i hope he never directs another movie, because with that work ethic, if any minor detail doesn't go his way he gonna fuck it up. The Vulture story arc would have been awesome, but the studio said go with Venom, so you like a crybaby fuck up a movie? fuck Rami any way, ditto to what d00r said.
on Rami's side? What sort of excuse is 'if you force me to do something i'll give you shit'? If that's the attitude then i hope he never directs another movie, because with that work ethic, if any minor detail doesn't go his way he gonna fuck it up. The Vulture story arc would have been awesome, but the studio said go with Venom, so you like a crybaby fuck up a movie? fuck Rami any way, ditto to what d00r said.
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9:37PM on 04/19/2010

OH the FUCK WELL

Sam ruined spider-man turning him into a crybaby pussy. And Mj into an ugly drag..
sooo no big loss here
Sam ruined spider-man turning him into a crybaby pussy. And Mj into an ugly drag..
sooo no big loss here
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6:48PM on 04/18/2010
I wouldn't mind a reboot if they made spidey a little younger. High school kid not college kid. Spidey's always been lanky so to me it makes more sense for him to be younger.
I wouldn't mind a reboot if they made spidey a little younger. High school kid not college kid. Spidey's always been lanky so to me it makes more sense for him to be younger.
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6:46PM on 04/18/2010

Well...

Sandman Vulture and Lizard. THAT was Raimis desire. You know Raimi. Do you think it was an accident that Spiderman 3 is garbage. This guy made a point. I want MY movie if you make me add characters I dont care for then I'll give you crap.
Sandman Vulture and Lizard. THAT was Raimis desire. You know Raimi. Do you think it was an accident that Spiderman 3 is garbage. This guy made a point. I want MY movie if you make me add characters I dont care for then I'll give you crap.
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5:03PM on 04/18/2010
Too bad--if done right, Malkovich could've been a really good nasty Vulture, and could've been yet another great actor playing a comic villain performance to beat.
Too bad--if done right, Malkovich could've been a really good nasty Vulture, and could've been yet another great actor playing a comic villain performance to beat.
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3:21PM on 04/18/2010

Maybe Aaron johnson for

parker, i am totally against the reboot, but if they do use him.
parker, i am totally against the reboot, but if they do use him.
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2:53AM on 04/18/2010
Malkovich should just say: "Sony fucked this whole thing up." so we could have a laugh for those of us that know he's dead on correct.
Malkovich should just say: "Sony fucked this whole thing up." so we could have a laugh for those of us that know he's dead on correct.
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9:10PM on 04/17/2010
I never knew so many people actually want to see the reboot. Personally I'm still against it and won't be going to see it because lazy, ignorant Hollywood producers simply shouldn't be getting my money this time.

Spiderman 4 with Malkovich as the Vulture is a film I would have loved to see, but Raimi had to be robbed of his creative vision once again. :(
I never knew so many people actually want to see the reboot. Personally I'm still against it and won't be going to see it because lazy, ignorant Hollywood producers simply shouldn't be getting my money this time.

Spiderman 4 with Malkovich as the Vulture is a film I would have loved to see, but Raimi had to be robbed of his creative vision once again. :(
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2:06AM on 04/18/2010
Raimi's good but you gotta' admit he was too stubborn for his own good. I appreciate his love for the classic Spidey but trying to ignore Venom completely? Saying he's not as good as the older villains? That's the kind of attitude that got him into this mess in the first place.
Raimi's good but you gotta' admit he was too stubborn for his own good. I appreciate his love for the classic Spidey but trying to ignore Venom completely? Saying he's not as good as the older villains? That's the kind of attitude that got him into this mess in the first place.
1:17AM on 04/19/2010
But why be against if you've yet to see any news on casting or plot or anything else? I'm just saying give it a chance and then when you've seen enough make up your mind.
But why be against if you've yet to see any news on casting or plot or anything else? I'm just saying give it a chance and then when you've seen enough make up your mind.
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9:07PM on 04/17/2010

being john malkovich

i hope theres a t-shirt when john malkovich holds up a bunny in a gun point...."put the bunny back in the box"
i hope theres a t-shirt when john malkovich holds up a bunny in a gun point...."put the bunny back in the box"
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7:40PM on 04/17/2010

hmm..

You just keep adding salt to the wound! If only we could of saw the movies Sam wanted us to see, it could of been something real special.
You just keep adding salt to the wound! If only we could of saw the movies Sam wanted us to see, it could of been something real special.
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12:40PM on 04/17/2010
Ask any fan of comic books and movies and they'll tell you how much they don't want to see Spiderman rebooted. Malkovich is a good actor and though I'm not sure about seeing the Vulture in a movie, him in Spiderman 4 anyday over the tween reboot.
Ask any fan of comic books and movies and they'll tell you how much they don't want to see Spiderman rebooted. Malkovich is a good actor and though I'm not sure about seeing the Vulture in a movie, him in Spiderman 4 anyday over the tween reboot.
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4:40PM on 04/17/2010
I'm a fan of comic books and movies and I want a reboot. Nuts to your theory, eh? Hehe.
I'm a fan of comic books and movies and I want a reboot. Nuts to your theory, eh? Hehe.
6:31PM on 04/17/2010
That's bullshit. A lot of people have expressed their anticipation for a reboot. Tobey Maguire played a Peter Parker that never had any character development whatsoever during the course of three fucking films. They stinks.
That's bullshit. A lot of people have expressed their anticipation for a reboot. Tobey Maguire played a Peter Parker that never had any character development whatsoever during the course of three fucking films. They stinks.
8:43AM on 04/19/2010
ur entitled to ur Opinion however misguided it is. to facts Knowledge Nuggets if you will.1 the latest Spiderman Triology is a Reboot as well 2. the reason ANY COMICBOOK FAN would be against it is if it was completely against the Character like for instance if they made Spidy a Twilight fan to get the Twi-hards onboard. Spidy needs a re-boot to at least clense the palete from Spidy 3. no rebooting would mean nothing past Amazing Spiderman or past Batman & Robin and is that really where we want
ur entitled to ur Opinion however misguided it is. to facts Knowledge Nuggets if you will.1 the latest Spiderman Triology is a Reboot as well 2. the reason ANY COMICBOOK FAN would be against it is if it was completely against the Character like for instance if they made Spidy a Twilight fan to get the Twi-hards onboard. Spidy needs a re-boot to at least clense the palete from Spidy 3. no rebooting would mean nothing past Amazing Spiderman or past Batman & Robin and is that really where we want them to be left?
10:24AM on 04/17/2010
He would have been great as the green goblin!
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He would have been great as the green goblin!
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5:55AM on 04/17/2010

I don't see why they couldn't still ask him to do it

I mean if they're going back to high school and the early years then Vulture would be fine as a first tier villian.

I might enjoy seeing Rhino/Scorpion also at some point
I mean if they're going back to high school and the early years then Vulture would be fine as a first tier villian.

I might enjoy seeing Rhino/Scorpion also at some point
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1:51AM on 04/17/2010
I really like Malkovich but The Vulture? I'm thankful that this DIDN'T come to be, I can't imagine Malkovich being forced to make a mockery of himself in a dumbass winged-suit. The Vulture's like one of the lamest villains Spidey has had to deal with. Spidey's had his hands full with Goblin, then a crazy scientist turned Dr.Octopus, I don't think The Vulture would've been a threat at all...some cooky old guy flying around, flapping his wings, screaming hate-related sentences to the
I really like Malkovich but The Vulture? I'm thankful that this DIDN'T come to be, I can't imagine Malkovich being forced to make a mockery of himself in a dumbass winged-suit. The Vulture's like one of the lamest villains Spidey has had to deal with. Spidey's had his hands full with Goblin, then a crazy scientist turned Dr.Octopus, I don't think The Vulture would've been a threat at all...some cooky old guy flying around, flapping his wings, screaming hate-related sentences to the world....doesn't seem dangerous to me.
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2:24AM on 04/20/2010
the guy made the sinister six, how pussy is that?
the guy made the sinister six, how pussy is that?
10:00PM on 04/16/2010
Damn you sony
Damn you sony
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8:32PM on 04/16/2010
Malkovich would have been excellent as Vulture. My concern is still the high school setting planned for the film.
Malkovich would have been excellent as Vulture. My concern is still the high school setting planned for the film.
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8:38PM on 04/16/2010
uuuuuh you did read the article right? He's NOT going to be the vulture
uuuuuh you did read the article right? He's NOT going to be the vulture
12:33AM on 04/17/2010
Fucking biggest pet peeve. Fucking ignorant little posters who don't even read the fucking article. Fuck. OK, done.
Fucking biggest pet peeve. Fucking ignorant little posters who don't even read the fucking article. Fuck. OK, done.
9:05PM on 04/17/2010
He did use the phrase "would have"...chill out guys.
He did use the phrase "would have"...chill out guys.
7:49PM on 04/16/2010
Just because Spider Man 3 was not too good doesnt mean they should reboot the series I think when I heard John was playing the Vulture I was extremly excited because he is the perfect choice. Now that hollywood and Marvel probally a 4th film wont do well they decide to reboot it. Just like Punisher War Zone I probally wont bother being excited for the reboot or even probally bothering even seeing it. Its going to be one of those movies ill buy in 2029 when its like 2.99 used at blockbuster.
Just because Spider Man 3 was not too good doesnt mean they should reboot the series I think when I heard John was playing the Vulture I was extremly excited because he is the perfect choice. Now that hollywood and Marvel probally a 4th film wont do well they decide to reboot it. Just like Punisher War Zone I probally wont bother being excited for the reboot or even probally bothering even seeing it. Its going to be one of those movies ill buy in 2029 when its like 2.99 used at blockbuster. Spider Man 4 is different I would see that opening day buy it on DVD first day it came out like 3rd one no matter how bad it will end up being.
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7:24PM on 04/16/2010
Wow didn't know he was being considered for the Vulture! yea, too bad John's an odd actor and I love that.
Wow didn't know he was being considered for the Vulture! yea, too bad John's an odd actor and I love that.
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6:55PM on 04/16/2010
I feel bad for John, but even moreso for Dylan Baker. He teased us playing Dr. Connors in 2 and 3, and was probably hoping Lizard would be his big break in Spiderman 4. I was hoping for the Lizard in part 4, so that's the main reason I was disapppointed about going with Vulture instead. Honestly, if you take out the Vulturess and Peter's baby ideas I would be way more excited for SPiderman 4 over a reboot.
I feel bad for John, but even moreso for Dylan Baker. He teased us playing Dr. Connors in 2 and 3, and was probably hoping Lizard would be his big break in Spiderman 4. I was hoping for the Lizard in part 4, so that's the main reason I was disapppointed about going with Vulture instead. Honestly, if you take out the Vulturess and Peter's baby ideas I would be way more excited for SPiderman 4 over a reboot.
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6:41PM on 04/16/2010
Sam Raimi wanted The Vulture and The Vultress who'd be Felicia Hardy. Not to mention rumors are he planned on a baby.

Reboot the bitch! I'll be waiting for more on the new franchise.

Sorry Malkovich.
Sam Raimi wanted The Vulture and The Vultress who'd be Felicia Hardy. Not to mention rumors are he planned on a baby.

Reboot the bitch! I'll be waiting for more on the new franchise.

Sorry Malkovich.
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6:33PM on 04/16/2010
Dont think it was because of the fanboys
Dont think it was because of the fanboys
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6:53PM on 04/16/2010
All the crap in Hollywood is because of the fanboys. The internet has gained too much power, and Hollywood wants to please fanboys. Its always their fault.
All the crap in Hollywood is because of the fanboys. The internet has gained too much power, and Hollywood wants to please fanboys. Its always their fault.
8:14PM on 04/16/2010
I'd love to live in that world.

If anything, whenever a director or studio goes out of their way to please the "fanboys", it results in a better end product.

The bottom line is that "fanboys" know what they want to see out of a filmed version of the property that they love - so Hollywood SHOULD listen to them.

Sadly, this hardly ever happens and instead we're presented with awesome ideas like Shia Labeouf swinging around as Indiana Jones' son.
I'd love to live in that world.

If anything, whenever a director or studio goes out of their way to please the "fanboys", it results in a better end product.

The bottom line is that "fanboys" know what they want to see out of a filmed version of the property that they love - so Hollywood SHOULD listen to them.

Sadly, this hardly ever happens and instead we're presented with awesome ideas like Shia Labeouf swinging around as Indiana Jones' son.
6:11PM on 04/16/2010

but is Malkovich Malkovich?

Malkovich!

that is all.
Malkovich!

that is all.
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6:22PM on 04/16/2010
I can't call him anything but John Malkovich Malkovich
I can't call him anything but John Malkovich Malkovich
6:03PM on 04/16/2010
Thank the GODS this cross-eyed ham-hack DIDN'T have the chance! Yuck!
Thank the GODS this cross-eyed ham-hack DIDN'T have the chance! Yuck!
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11:44PM on 04/16/2010
Lame, dude. Lame.
Lame, dude. Lame.
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5:43PM on 04/16/2010

VULTURE AND SANDMAN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE VILLANS IN 3

Untill MARVEL forced Raimi to use VENOM. Raimi's movies took place in the classic era of spiderman and the series wasn't ready for a character like VENOM yet and it destroyed the franchise. VULTURE may not be one of the favorites but the right actor can make any character work.
Untill MARVEL forced Raimi to use VENOM. Raimi's movies took place in the classic era of spiderman and the series wasn't ready for a character like VENOM yet and it destroyed the franchise. VULTURE may not be one of the favorites but the right actor can make any character work.
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6:11PM on 04/16/2010
I agree with everything since it is pretty much right, except that it wasn't MARVEL that forced VENOM on Raimi. SONY are the ones who were responsible. They are all full of shit over there.
I agree with everything since it is pretty much right, except that it wasn't MARVEL that forced VENOM on Raimi. SONY are the ones who were responsible. They are all full of shit over there.
6:13PM on 04/16/2010
I know AVI ARAD had a hand in it to.
I know AVI ARAD had a hand in it to.
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5:31PM on 04/16/2010
I'dve watched it
I'dve watched it
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5:21PM on 04/16/2010
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