Michael Keaton Finally Confirmed as Vulture in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

We’ve all known for quite a while, but now it is 100% confirmed. Michael Keaton is indeed playing The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

Speaking to Toronto Sun (via IGN), Marvel chief Kevin Feige let the news slip when asked about the upcoming villains of the MCU.

“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.”

While the fact that Blanchett is playing Hela is old news, this is the first official comment on Keaton’s character in Homecoming. Feige shouldn’t kick himself too much for this accidental reveal, though, as fans had already put all the clues together and come to that conclusion. Keaton is the perfect person for the part, after all, having previously played similar winged vigilantes like Batman and Birdman.

This isn’t the only piece of Homecoming news that the Marvel boss has accidentally let out recently. While at a screening of Doctor Strange at the University of Southern California, Feige revealed that Michael Giacchino would compose Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s score. He then backtracked and said: “We announced that, right? I really hope we announced that.” Well, you have now, Kevin!

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first full Spidey movie to be made since the ground-breaking agreement between Marvel and Sony to share the character. It sees Tom Holland reprise his role as the wallcrawler from his smash-hit debut in Captain America: Civil War. The movie is directed by Jon Watts and stars a hugely talented cast including Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Jon Favreau and many more. It swings into cinemas on July 7th 2017.

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