Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
Edgar Wright Putting Baby Driver Back In Gear
Long-bubbling project may boil up again
Latest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Lands
Disney show puts out extended promo
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online
Get Shell Shocked by the film's rap tie-in
Lily Cole & Robert Sheehan Find The Messenger
Tamzin Merchant & David O'Hara also aboard the supernatural thriller
Deus Ex Adaptation Nabs Predators Writer Michael Finch
He'll script the console game-based pic
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiere
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 June 2014
Sam Raimi Takes Aim At The Outpost
He's developing the war story
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Interstellar
07 November 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Rio 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Oz The Great and Powerful
Empire Star Rating
Warm Bodies (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Les Miserables (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Malkovich Confirms Spidey Vulture Rumour
He's waiting for a script, though…

11 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: BadTaste.IT

submit to reddit

Even as Spider-Man 4 continues to flail in production limbo (it's been officially delayed), word arrives that one of the more likely rumours - John Malkovich playing villain The Vulture - has been confirmed by the man himself.

Talking on, of all places, Italian sports show Quelli Che il Calcio, Malkovich was asked directly about the news he'd be showing up in the new Spidey outing.

Time to fire up the Translato5000 to reveal what he said: "When conductor Simona Ventura asked him about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn't deny his involvement, but confirmed that he's waiting for the final script to be sent to him, and that the movie has been delayed. He also hopes that shooting will begin as soon as possible."

He might be in for a bit of a wait, since Sony and Sam Raimi seem to be wrangling about the final form of the script, and the choice of the villain is a definite sticking point.

And there's no word yet on whether this means Anne Hathaway will definitely also be appearing as the Vulturess. We can but hope… not. Malkovich is a fine idea, but if Hathaway does get a role, surely she'd be better off as Felicia "Black Cat" Hardy?

There's a full transcript of the interview up at BadTaste.it (thanks to the team at Collider for the spot), so any Italian readers - and those who can read the language - can head over to check it out.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Zombies Next For Cody?
Diablo to produce Breathers
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Good News
you and your big mouth Malkovich!!! More

Posted by ArtDepartmentAlbert at 21:58 on 12 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Good News
Well, this ain't happening now, if you haven't heard, Sony posted that a reboot of the franchise is now going ahead. http://www.cinematical.com/2010/01/11/spider-man-4-is-n o-more/ More

Posted by Ethanial at 23:10 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Good News
Isn't there a character in Iron Man 2 a bit similar to Black Cat? The One that Scarlett plays? I know nothing about Iron Man, but from the trailer and screen shots, it looks like the 'black cat territory' has already been covered. Personally I always thought Gwen Stacey was supposed to end up as black cat? But i'm just a film fan, not a comic book guy. In Sam Raimi I trust. ANd I can't believe how much hate there is for Tobey Maguire and the three Spidey films - its my favorite superhero movie f More

Posted by Ambition at 17:41 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom with WINGS, i'm willing to forget the travesty that is Spiderman 3 for this! More

Posted by 62Parker at 16:23 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

I hate John Malkovich - proved
I just posted about Mr M being a hack, and here he is hooking on Italian TV for a part in the hugely controversial, challenging piece of future cinema that is, erm, Spiderman 4. More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:08 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Web Of Lies
The story is more important than the villain. You can have a great villain, but if the script is crap, it's not worth anything. Strange that Raimi and the studio are wasting so much time with a public wrangle like this. It's not doing anyone any good. Just get on with it, guys. More

Posted by BenTramer at 12:23 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

He's a fine choice for a villain but Vulture's just crap
Seriously, I get that Sam likes the classic villains but Vulture?! Why not Lizard? Why not Electro? Why not both? Man, Electro and Sandman would have been a great team up in 3 rather than shoving Venom in. If Vulture is in 4 then he can't be the only villain because unless he has some significant retooling then he's going to be a pretty weak threat - and that doesn't mean that I want Ann Hathaway playing a "Vultress" either (or whatever stupid idea had been thought up for that charact More

Posted by Marwood at 11:42 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Malkovich is a great casting choice for Vulture
Shame I cant excited for this film. Spider-Man 3 killed my interest in Spider-Man. And looking back the other 2 were just OK (2 being the better one). Never liked Tobey as Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst was miscast as Mary-Jane. Green Goblin design was naff but William Dafoe was great. 2nd film was much better, still had problems with the Cast except Doc Octopus. And Spidey 3 had a piss poor story and a terrible plot twist involving Sandman. More

Posted by Rawbeard at 03:54 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)