In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) inadvertently unleash a group of Multiverssal supervillains on the MCU when a spell goes wrong.
Six Five consisted of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans), but we've previously heard that other characters were considered during the early stages of development.
Now, artist Phil Langone has revealed that Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes was going to appear by sharing some new storyboards for the Sony Pictures threequel. Though we don't actually see the villain's face, he is wearing that signature fur-collared jacket, and Langone confirms his identity in the comments.
"This location for the Norman betrayal changed a few times," writes the artist. "Even after drawing it a few different ways I was still surprised by where it ended up. And some of the characters changed, too. There were also a lot more police in the first few passes which you can see here."
The artwork only shows Toomes, Sandman and Dock Ock, so we're not sure if Vulture was going to be introduced in place of one of the other characters, or there were originally plans for six bad guys.
Keaton debuted as the Vulture in Homecoming, and we had expected to see him return to face (or join forces with?) Spidey down the line. Unfortunately, his only other appearance was a brief cameo in Morbius' much-maligned post-credits scene.