One of the most highly anticipated films of 2017 is without a doubt Spider-Man: Homecoming. The cast is star studded, with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, myself, and many others believe that we are in for a treat. Keaton is making his Marvel debut as the villainous Spider-Man character ‘Vulture’, an incredibly well known and detailed character.
While working on The Founder, Keaton was asked about his approach to portraying Vulture. Obviously Keaton couldn’t give too much of an answer, as he wants to keep most details under wraps. Despite this, he did give a detailed answer about what he thinks about the character, and how audiences will react.
“The character actually has more relevance. I know there’s this issue that comes up about how timely The Founder is, in terms of where we are now in this country. My character, actually, is, if not more relevant — and I’m not going to say more than that. There’s a B-story to this guy that’s kind of really interesting and really relevant. I would be lying if I said that’s why I took it, but as we talked about it and did, I went, ‘Whoa, there’s some layers to this guy.’ … This director [Jon Watts] is a very bright guy, and he wanted to bring this issue out. A lot of people are going to like him more than they probably want to, would be my guess.”
This looks incredibly promising, as the more invested an actor is in a character, the better the portrayal typically is. Keaton also seems to have a great relationship with director Jon Watts, who, like Keaton, is very invested in the film.
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