Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s Vulture goes brilliantly 15th century

As we’ve already seen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its upcoming sequel have done some pretty fantastic stylistic interpretations of the various Spider-Men and their foes. Kingpin is a big old lumbering Bill Sienkiewicz drawing! Spider-Punk looks all jaggedy! But this may be the most clever, wonderful reinvention yet: Vulture looks like he’s in some kind of Leonardo da Vinci flying machine—down to the browning paper and faded ink! And he’s voiced by Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone! And he apparently fights Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099! Past meets future in what looks like a helluva thing.

Given that, in the Empire article where this image debuted, writer-producer Christopher Miller called this the series’ Empire Strikes Back, we may have to revisit our definitive ranking of the Spider-Man films after this one.

We’ll do so when Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse hits theaters June 2.

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