Spider-Man's illustrator, Jeffrey Henderson, has shared some of his storyboard sketches for Spider-Man 4 and it turns out that Mysterio and Vulture were part of the project. Maybe we'll get to see them in Spider-Man: Homecoming?
Spider-Man 3 was not good. But it wasn't all Sam Raimi's fault. Spider-Man and especially Spider-Man 2 were two of the very best superhero movies we have ever seen, and in many ways paved the way for the slew of comic book movie adaptations we are privy to today. When the third Spider-Man film came out Sony Pictures got heavily involved, actually forcing Raimi to add Venom into the movie, despite the director's unwillingness to do so. It all resulted in a difficult shoot, and a completely underwhelming film. It also marked the end of Raimi's time with the franchise. However, he had started work on the fourth movie, and it looks like both Vulture and Mysterio were going to be part of it. Check out the film illustrator's, Jeffrey Henderson, sketches below.
Henderson's sketches show Spider-Man escorting a rather chubby and handcuffed Mysterio into a police station, and more interestingly, a pretty intense air battle between Spider-Man and Vulture. Spider-Man: Homecoming is just around the corner, and is the first time that Sony and Marvel will work together on the valuable cinematic property. With Michael Keaton having signed onto the project, many people believe that he'll be playing Vulture opposite Tom Holland's version of Spidey. Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, will also turn up in Homecoming since Robert Downey Jr.'s joined the film's cast. It's a shame that we never got to see Sam Raimi's vision for Vulture and Mysterio brought to life on the big screen. However, he stamped his own unique mark on the franchise and delivered two of the finest comic book movies we've ever seen, and for that we thank him. Would you like to have seen what Raimi could have done with Vulture and Mysterio?