‘Spider-Man’ Star Michael Keaton On Returning To Superhero Genre

Spider-Man: Homecoming Michael Keaton Vulture Superhero GenrePhase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues this year and one of the upcoming films we are all looking forward to is Spider-Man: Homecoming as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) swings back into theaters. The beloved web-slinger will be going up against the villainous Vulture who will be portrayed by former Batman star Michael Keaton who is bringing the character to life for the first time in live-action.

Recently Keaton spoke with Variety and during the interview he was asked if he felt any hesitation on returning to the superhero genre after having already played a comic book character previously. The actor felt no hesitation at all as he describes that there was only one thing that initially prevented him from taking on the role which was his working schedule.

“No, I mean, not at all. It’s just a thing. A gig. I don’t mean it’s just a gig, it’s the next job. And you think you can do it or want to do it and in fact I said no, because I couldn’t, it didn’t work in my schedule. Then I’m glad to say, they kind of shifted the scheduling and it worked out. So it fit in and I’m glad I did it.”

Keaton also spoke about playing Adrian Toomes as not just a likable antagonist, but also as a villain that audience members may understand and agree with. He mentions that Toomes ended up being a far more intriguing character than he initially thought.

“Yeah, Vulture, recently. 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.”

“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”

The cast includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Zendaya as Michelle, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz/Shocker, as well as, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan along with Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on Friday, July 7.

Source: Variety

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.