Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have released the first official image of Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, also known as the villainous vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The image can be seen in the gallery below.
Marvel and Sony have also released some new details about Toomes’ history and how he becomes a supervillain. Toomes is a blue collar type who runs a salvaging business cleaning up after major superhero battles. However, when a new government agency led by white-collar superhero Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, takes the gig over in the wake of the events of Captain America: Civil War, Toomes decides he isn’t going to take it lying down and he becomes what producer Eric Hauserman Carroll describes “sort of…the dark Tony Stark.”
The Vulture teams with two other Marvel supervillains making their cinematic debuts, the Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus), to turn some of the alien and advanced tech they’ve acquired through salvage into powerful new weapons to sell to criminals.
“He thinks once he has this money and power, he’ll have more control of his life,” Carroll says.
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“Some people see themselves as victims — he sees himself a little bit like that,” Keaton says. “He probably would have a strong argument that he never got a fair shot — a lot of ‘Why not me? Where’s mine?’”
Director John Watts says his take on the Vulture was inspired by partly by John C. Reilly’s character from Guardians of the Galaxy, Rhomann Dey, who provided a more grounded perspective on the events of the film.
“I like the idea that in these huge movies, you pick out one extra and you’re like, ‘What does he think of all this?’” Watts says. “Sometimes these movies are so casual about just destroying whole cities and incredible things happen and everyone’s like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ If that really happened, it would be amazing and change everything.”
Watts adds that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a place “where you can be a villain and a real person, too,” Watts says. “Being a supervillain isn’t necessarily your full-time job.”
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theater July 7, 2017.
Source: USA Today
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