John Malkovich says he's the Vulture in <i>Spider-Man 4</i>

And he said so in Italian, or at least on an Italian sports show, of all places. Various sites are reporting that Malkovich spilled the beans about his role -- for which he says he is anxiously awaiting the script, which has caused the film some problems recently -- as the winged villain the Vulture in Sam Raimi's fourth Spider-Man film.

Click over to Erik Amaya's piece on Comic Book Resources for the full scoop, such as it is at the moment.

Update: And it looks like he's also going to be in the movie Red, an adaptation of the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner comic published by Wildstorm.

Update 2: And it looks like this is all kinds of moot, now that Sony has announced they're rebooting the franchise and Raimi, Toby Maguire and everyone else involved with the last three films are out.

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