Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell and his various surprising cameos in the Spider-Man movies by Sam Raimi became quite a trademark of the franchise back in the day and one that many Raimi fans looked forward to watching.
However, there may have been bigger plans for Campbell before the Spider-Man trilogy came to an abrupt end with the fourth film getting canceled. Now, fans now know that he may have been revealed to be the infamous Spidey villain Mysterio.
Bruce Campbell Returned For A Cameo In Doctor Strange 2
For fans who don’t know (spoiler alert!), Bruce Campbell has finally made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, which did connect itself to Sam Raimi’s trilogy, but some fans are still hoping that a Mysterio cameo is on the cards. However, the actor was quick to dash those hopes over social media, saying, “Yeah. Probably not going to happen.”
Here’s the tweet:
Yeah. Probably not gonna happen. pic.twitter.com/rjeMDQHjcl
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) May 9, 2022
Before the reboot of Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man, Sam Raimi and the entire Spider-Man cast were attached to another sequel. However, Raimi was eventually unable to pen down a script that ended up satisfying. He went through almost four revisions of the screenplay before he ultimately departed the film, notifying Sony so it go ahead with the reboot that it had been working on as a backup.
Sam Raimi Talks About The Possibility Of Spider-Man 4
While on a press tour for Doctor Strange 2, Sam Raimi was questioned about his future plans for another Spider-Man film and all that it could have been. He revealed that among various villains considered by him, “I missed Kraven the Hunter. We were going to work that character into the next Spider-Man; I always wanted to see Kraven fight Spider-Man on the big screen. I thought that would be really unique. He’s the ultimate hunter, and Spider-Man is like the most agile trickster of the skies. And I wanted to see Peter continue forward as a human being.”
Dating back to 2021, a concept video for Spider-Man 4 also surfaced on the internet, which showed an aerial fight between Spider-Man and Vulture. Apart from the villain, the video teased web-parachutes, which the web-crawler had used during the fight. Animatic producer David E. Duncan had later explained that it was a clip developed by him for the project, explaining, “Studio politics, creative differences, and bad internet reactions (to John Malkovich as Vulture) caused the plug to be pulled December of 2009, early in the prep stage.” However, Sam Raimi has not yet said anything on the decision to cast Vulture.
Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is playing in theaters now.