When it was announced that Spider-Man would have his own movie in 2017, a lot of people speculated that it would be the same villains that we saw in previous versions of the web slinger with Marvel’s twist on the extensive lore of the N.Y-based superhero. Marvel kept quiet about who the upcoming villain was even though there were a few rumors about who was going play the villain. Micheal Keaton was one of the actors rumored for the role and initially, he declined Marvel’s offer due to him not being able to work with Marvel on a multi-film contract.
A few weeks later, Marvel announced Micheal Keaton as the Vulture. Not only did this come as a surprise for those of us expecting another Green Goblin to show up this time around, it came as a surprise since Keaton initially refused the role just a few weeks earlier. Fans were eager to see how he was going to handle such a big role in a movie that is expected to be on par with the rest of Marvel’s masterpieces. After the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer dropped last week, it seemed that Marvel hit the jackpot. The dark under stones resonating from Keaton’s character combined with the signature kid-friendly tone of the movie and comedic relief from supporting characters made it one of the most anticipated movies of next year. Micheal Keaton went on record recently to discuss his relationship with Marvel, his new co-star Tom Holland, and the ever-growing MCU (which he admits he hasn’t watched yet):
“I have thought about the way things have changed, because I just did Spider-Man, and Marvel? That is one well-oiled machine. It is remarkable how they have got that whole thing covered in a really qualitative way. A great kid, by the way. [Setting up future films] doesn’t sound easy to do. I haven’t seen any of those movies, though. I just haven’t. It’s not a judgment.”
Fans will have to wait and see how Keaton plays his role out beyond the sneak peek we saw last week. Spider-Man’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to release on July 7th, 2017.
Source: Heroic Hollywood