A new piece of concept art for Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming reveals one of the film’s alternate designs for The Vulture’s wing suit. With the film having been in theaters for almost a full month now, Spider-Man: Homecoming has officially been labeled a success by all accounts. Not only has it surpassed the domestic box office totals of both of The Amazing Spider-Man films, but the first solo Spider-Man outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has also become one of the most well-reviewed films that Marvel Studios has ever released.
While critics and fans have praised various aspects of the film, most agree that Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes/The Vulture is one of Homecoming‘s biggest strengths. Not only is his performance as the character predictably pitch-perfect, but Marvel wound up finding away to bring one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains to life on the big screen for the first time that felt simultaneously modern and faithful to the comic book source material; Homecoming‘s take on The Vulture’s iconic costume both resembles the comic books while being techy enough to fit within the parameters of the villain’s adjusted origin in the film.
Now, though, a new piece of concept art – created by Marvel Concept Illustrator, Rodney Fuentebella – offers fans their first look at an earlier possible design of The Vulture’s costume. Check it out below.
This version of the Vulture suit, while it could have been believably built by the leftover Chitauri tech from The Avengers, is much larger than the final design. And not only did what Jon Watts go with feel more in line with the character’s iconic green costume from the comic books, but it allowed for Toomes to have a lot more mobility on the big screen, which this version of the suit could have made a bit more difficult to sell.
While the post-credits scene for Spider-Man: Homecoming left the possibility of Toomes returning in one of the future Spider-Man films wide open, there’s no official word on whether or not Marvel are actually planning to bring the character back. But even if Toomes doesn’t return, he was proof yet again of just how well Marvel can be at bringing seemingly unadaptable characters from the comic books to life on the big screen without having to sacrifice any of the integral components along the way.
Source: Rodney Fuentebella
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