New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Footage Shows Off Michael Keaton's Vulture

Sunday, 02 July 2017 - 3:15PM
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Sunday, 02 July 2017 - 3:15PM
New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Footage Shows Off Michael Keaton's Vulture
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One of the many things Spider-Man: Homecoming has going for it is Michael Keaton's triumphant return to superhero movies (Birdman doesn't count). Although as you've likely noticed from the movie's many trailers, he's a bad guy this time around.

But according to this featurette from Sony - who's co-producing the movie with Marvel Studios - The Vulture is less of a "bad guy" than other stock comic book villains. We've written about how Vulture is a more politically-slanted villain this time around: as a junkyard salvager who feels that the rich bigwigs like Tony Stark have forgotten the little people, he comes across some old alien technology from The Avengers' Battle of New York and makes himself some wings and some big lasers.

Check out the whole thing below:



Beyond the interviews, there's only a bit of new footage here, which could be a relief for anyone who's worried that the trailers have spoiled too much of the movie - although some early reviews swear the trailers still left out a lot of surprises, which we'll be able to confirm or deny soon enough. And beyond Vulture's "down with the rich" philosophy, we still don't know what he actually wants to do with all that stolen alien tech, beyond ripping apart a ferry.

He's certainly scared Tom Holland though, who says that Keaton has an "intense malevolence" to him - he was intense in Tim Burton's Batman, and (mostly) malevolent in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, so we'll see how he does in Jon Watt's Spider-Man movie.

Holland goes on to say that a superhero movie is only as good as its villain, which was unintentionally a giant dig at Marvel Studios, which tends to succeed despite terrible villains like Yellowjacket or Kaecilius or Ronan the Accuser, etc. Can you even remember which movies those villains were from? Because they were all great Marvel movies with totally unmemorable bad guys.

We could go on, but the takeaway here is "hopefully The Vulture will be better." Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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