Spider-Man: No Way Home has been dominating the box office, as it combined a heartfelt story with the right amount of nostalgia to keep things interesting. Of course, a big part of that is due to the returning villains that many of us grew up watching on the silver screen. Concept artist Christian Cordella has offered a closer look at some of the designs that the characters had at one point in development, such as a new jacket for Doc Ock.
That’s not all, as we also got a closer look at how they originally envisioned Green Goblin and even Sandman. While Osborne’s design is quite close to what we saw in the film, the latter was envisioned to appear as a human throughout No Way Home. It seems Thomas Haden Church wasn’t able to return in person, but still voiced the character.
Of course, a big part of the film’s marketing focused on Jamie Foxx‘s return as Elektro and his revamped design from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We got a closer design to his comic route and it looks like it was originally going to be a bit sleeker with the yellow lightning on his costume.
It’s always great to get some insight into how designs change over time, and it’s curious how they wanted to change most of their designs before falling back on what they were iconic for back in their original appearances. Elektro is the only one who really went through a massive change, but that was also given in-universe reasoning. We haven’t seen anything on Lizard yet and they might even have concept art of villains that didn’t make the film like Rhino.