‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Vulture: Michael Keaton Teases Playing the Villain

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While Marvel remains painfully tight-lipped about “Spider-Man Homecoming,” Michael Keaton has given everyone a peek into his character Vulture, the villain in the movie. Believe it or not, Vulture might not be as evil as he looks!

Michael Keaton To Play Vulture

The trailer of “Spider-Man Homecoming” released a month ago, and it has already created buzz among Marvel fans. Not only is Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as everyone’s favorite Iron Man, but the bad guy is being played by Michael Keaton.

The villain in the movie is Vulture. He surely looks menacing enough. It is natural for most people to assume that Vulture will be one of the most evil villains created by Marvel. This is because he goes after a high school teenager.

But other than the trailer, which has gone viral in Facebook and YouTube, not much else is known about the movie. So it was really surprising when, during an interview with Variety, Keaton dished out key aspects of his role.

For a man who has embodied DC’s Batman in past, choosing to play a villain in the Marvel universe may not have been easy. So people were eager to know what made Keaton choose a role like Vulture.

Vulture, A Villain With A Conscience?

“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,” Keaton said in the interview.

This means that contrary to what the trailer suggests, Marvel’s Vulture might be more human than it appears. As to what triggers his vulnerability, the audience will have to wait to find out, reported Comic Book.

Michael Keaton has portrayed Oscar-winning roles in the past with “Birdman” and “Spotlight.” Another promising biopic, “The Founder,” has hit theaters recently.

“The Founder” is directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert D. Siegel. Keaton will be playing the lead role of Ray Kroc, who went on to collaborate with the famous fast food chain, McDonald’s.

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