The rumors are true! Former Batman star Michael Keaton will be Spider-Man’s main villain in Homecoming.
In an interview with the TorontoSun, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed the casting when asked what other foes can fans look forward to seeing in the coming films.
“We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together. Cate Blanchett is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course, finally, we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thanos (in Avengers: Infinity War). We’re looking forward to that very much.”
This is something we’ve expected for months, but happy to confirm. With Feige’s confirmation we also caught a glimpse of what Vulture will look like via Reddit user Mackey_00 who posted what looks like an internal model for Vulture.
His costume is in line with what we’ve expected from Marvel. It pays homage to the original without being hokey. We like the leather bomber jacket that invokes the feathered collar of the original costume in an organic way. The tech also looks very similar to what The Falcon uses to fly around in.
The styling of the look is also similar to other confirmed Spider-Man: Homecoming villain The Shocker.
Spider-Man: Homecoming thwips into theaters on July 7, 2017.