Ever since his introduction in Captain America: Civil War the world has been caught up in Spiderman who was played by Tom Holland. Everybody can’t get enough of him, and the time he had on screen during Civil War has created a lot of interest and buzz surrounding his solo which is due out in 2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The speculation on who the villain of the film has been gathering attention too, with it being reported last month that Michael Keaton was in talks to play Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture, before the actor himself ruled himself out of the picture. In case you may have missed it though Michael Keaton is back in talks to star in the film. He would be a great addition to the film and having played a superhero in Tim Burton’s Batman, would be switching sides to play a villain this time.
Even when Keaton seemingly ruled himself out of the film, the idea going forward was to still have the Vulture as the films antagonist. For those unfamiliar with the character, Adrian Toomes obtains super strength via a special harness or costume if you prefer to call it that which also gives him the ability to fly.
There are reports going around the internet which suggest that the Vulture’s origin will be tweaked a slight bit to fit into the realism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is said that Toomes will construct the suit from salvaged Chitauri technology, which he recovered following the battle of New York in Avengers Assemble. This would be a pretty good way for Marvel to put their own spin on the origin of the character. The reports also suggest that Phineas Mason will help construct the harness, Phineas Mason is better known as The Tinkerer, a brilliant inventor, who helped make Mysterio’s costume and Scorpions tale.
Again, this would be another cool way for Marvel to put their own spin on the character and his origin as well as bring in another character from Spider-Man’s rogue gallery. If the Vulture is the main antagonist of the film, it will mark his first on screen appearance, Marvel will have the first full crack at bringing the character to life. Although Sony did hint that they would bring him into a future Amazing Spider-Man movie, when his harness was spotted in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but its not happening any more after the 3rd and 4th ASM movies were scrapped. So the bar is there to be set by Marvel.
Whether any of these reports are true or not remain open to speculation until confirmed by Marvel. All we know though is the Spider-Man: Homecoming is one the most anticipated movies in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one we can’t wait for.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7th 2017.