Spider-Man: Homecoming released its first official trailer last weekend to positive reviews from both fans and critics alike. Not only did Spider-Man finally seem to get the movie fans had been waiting decades for, the trailer also introduced the super villain of the film- The Vulture.
Michael Keaton, the actor who plays The Vulture portrayed the villain as a menacing character who seemed dangerous because he had nothing to lose. Maybe Keaton’s channeled a bit of Batman (Keaton played the Dark Knight in 1989’s Batman) for the role, as he put the fear of God into viewer’s hearts with his cold stare and harsh, gravelly voice. Keaton for his part seemed to be the perfect actor to play the role, and if history is correct, MCU has never miscast their actors.
In his interview with Deadline, Michael Keaton had nothing but praise for Homecoming and Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor revealed his favorite part of being in the MCU:
“That is one well-oiled machine. It is remarkable how they have got that whole thing covered in a really qualitative way. Just how efficient it is, in the best sense, and how it operates on a practical level. How organized they are about what they make and how conscientious they are about what they have. They’ve got really wonderful actors for one thing, but I guess that has always been the case. Batman always had great actors surrounding that character. We had Pat Hingle and all these terrific actors. They really get that script is important, and they really protect their lore and that culture and they see the enormity of it, on a capitalistic level.”
Given Keaton’s past experience working on the Batman movie, prior to Cinematic Universes, movies, it seems like the actor is more than ready to take on more of what Marvel has to offer. Sony had toyed with the idea of making a Sinister Six movie during the Andrew Garfield age of Spider-Man, so would the studio still have consideration for it with Marvel? Keaton and his Vulture character seem like prime candidates for the first member even if he has never seen any of the movies,” I just haven’t. It’s not a judgment.”