‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Tom Holland Calls Vulture “A Badass”

In a recent interview with Short List Magazine, Peter Parker actor Tom Holland discussed Michael Keaton’s Vulture character in this summer’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming.

“Pretty cool. He’s a badass. We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], ‘I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set.”

Also included in the interview was Holland commenting on the dynamic of Flash Thompson and Parker. He talked about how the bullying dealt with in the film is more about class and wealth, rather than being about the physicality of it all.

“American high schools are so different to British ones. Bullying wasn’t really a thing, so when they cast Flash Thompson they knew they didn’t need a 6ft 5in jock to beat Peter Parker up. They needed a rich, smug kid commenting on how bad his trainers were. And I did it to practice my American accent.”

What are your thoughts on Holland’s comments? Did you enjoy the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming? Be sure to leave us your thoughts in the comments section down below.

Plot synopsis: “Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.”

Joining Holland and Keaton in Spider-Man: Homecoming is Tony Revolori, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Bokheem Woodbine, Jacob Batalon, and Laura Harrier.

The film swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!