Spider-Man 4 – Malkovich cast as Vulture

In an interview with BadTaste.it John Malkovich has confirmed that he has been approached to star in Sam Raimi’s fourth outing of Spider-Man.

Malkovich of course is set to play the role of Vulture, a character who has no real superpowers but uses a special harness of his own design that allows him to fly.

In the interview Malkovich also talked about some of the delays in production and reported that he was still waiting on the final script of the movie.

As per the website “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.”

The movie is now set to miss it’s May 5th, 2011 release date pitching it firmly on target for summer 2012 instead, and leaving the path clear for Green Lantern and Thor to dominate summer 2011.