Marvel Studio’s and Sony are setting up a different kind of superhero movie with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The upcoming reboot will introduce a new style to the genre, with director Jon Watts implementing a coming of age technique. Michael Keaton will portray The Vulture in Homecoming and the actor recently discussed the role with Variety.
“But not to give too much away, but interestingly, he is and he isn’t, that character. He’s a really interesting — and more interesting than I thought — villain because there’s parts of him that you go, ‘You know what? I might see his point.’ Really, really. It makes it interesting to play.”
Marvel has gained a bad reputation recently for their villains. While we’ve seen some great bad guys in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been some real doozies too. From what Keaton has told Variety his interpretation of The Vulture will create a new relationship between the audience and the villain, perhaps we will see both sides of the coin and maybe relate with Vulture more than past Marvel and Spider-Man villains.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and will star Tom Holland as our new web-slinger. The film also stars Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, and Jacob Batalon. Spider-Man: Homecoming will land in theaters on July 7, 2017.