We are just over 100 days away from the arrival of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The first Spidey film set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks to be a rather exciting one, with a new baddie by the name of The Vulture. Portrayed by Academy Award nominated actor, Michael Keaton, the character is set to cause Peter Parker some serious problems. We have not really heard a lot about the character; heck, we haven’t even seen much of him! Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are keeping the character on very low-terms; but thanks to USA Today, we have a cool new image and some pretty interesting details about him.
In an interview with Keaton, the former Batman star said:
“My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe. We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god. We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”
USA Today went on to provide some awesome details regarding The Vulture’s anger with Iron Man/Tony Stark. According to the site, Adrian Toomes (Vulture) runs a salvaging company that cleans up after the various messes caused by the Marvel superheroes. However, following a new battle and some pretty crazy damage, Stark sets up a new government organisation which takes over Toomes’ work. Interestingly, the film’s other villains – The Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) – all worked for Toomes. The three form an alliance in order to take down Spider-Man and Iron Man. Co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll states:
“[Adrian Toomes] thinks once he has this money and power, he’ll have more control of his life.”
Keaton went on to remark:
“Some people see themselves as victims — he sees himself a little bit like that. He probably would have a strong argument that he never got a fair shot — a lot of ‘Why not me? Where’s mine?’ ”
The film’s director – Cop Car‘s Jon Watts – revealed that it was actually John C. Reilly’s Guardians of The Galaxy character that inspired the movie’s portrayal of Toomes. Watts revealed:
“I like the idea that in these huge movies, you pick out one extra and you’re like, ‘What does he think of all this?’ Sometimes these movies are so casual about just destroying whole cities and incredible things happen and everyone’s like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ If that really happened, it would be amazing and change everything.”
Turns out, we will see some very familiar weaponry on The Shocker and The Vulture. Watts remarked:
“It’s a really great starting point for the villains to have the Vulture picking over the stuff and finding the valuable exotic elements and having the Tinkerer assemble into something that could be used.”
The filmmaker concluded the interview stating that:
“[The Marvel Cinematic Universe] is where you can be a villain and a real person, too. Being a supervillain isn’t necessarily your full-time job.”
You can check out a brand new image of Michael Keaton as The Vulture below:
To be quite honest, I really like the sound of this. The last time a Spider-Man movie worked really hard to humanise the main antagonist, we got Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. Now, I am not saying Keaton’s Vulture will be as good, but a fan can hope… right? Anyway, how do you guys feel about this? Are you excited to see Spider-Man and Iron Man take on the likes of Vulture and Shocker?
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres everywhere on July 7th.
Source: USA Today
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