Michael Keaton confirmed for Spider-man: Homecoming

While it was revealed on Friday that talks had resumed for Michael Keaton to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a villainous role for Spider-Man: Homecoming, it now looks like director Jon Watts has confirmed the Batman actor has joined the upcoming superhero movie. Although the role has not been confirmed, it’s widely believed Keaton would play Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture.Real name Adrian Toomes; Vulture is an aging former electrical engineer whose business partner swindled him out of his money and his job, leading him to a life of crime in order to get back what he believes is rightfully his. He employs a vulture-themed flight harness which grants him the ability to soar through the air, as well as superhuman strength on par with the wall crawler. Considering the fact that Michael Keaton is currently in his mid 60s, the tragic story of an older Vulture seems like a perfect choice for the actor.However, after reading up on the Chameleon, I’d really like to see him incorporated into the movie, with a tone a little closer to “Captain America: Civil War,” and further away from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Dmitri Smerdyakov, a.k.a Chameleon, debuted along with Peter Parker all the way back in 1963 during the events of Amazing Spider-Man #1. Unlike many of Spider-Man’s iconic silver screen villains, Chameleon poses athreat on a much more subtle, cerebral level. Rather than representing only a physical threat to the Wall Crawler, Chameleon can take the appearance of any person – allowing him to easily evade detection. A movie revolving around Spider-Man’s struggle against Chameleon could almost play out like the It Follows of superhero movies; anyone could be the enemy and the tension never ceases. The character is also believed to potentially be in his 70s, making the 64-year-old Michael Keaton a strong match to portray him.We discuss other potential Spider-Man villains and more in the latest episode of the “Geek Versus Week” podcast.  Subscribe in your favorite podcast app, or listen below.We want to hear from you, who would you like to see Michael Keaton play in Spiderman: Homecoming? Sources:http://www.blastr.com/2016-5-23/spider-man-homecoming-director-confirms-michael-keaton-while-vincent-d%E2%80%99onofrio-wantshttp://www.cinemablend.com/new/7-Spider-Man-Villains-Michael-Keaton-Could-Play-Marvel-Solo-Film-124627.html

Tony P. Henderson

Tony P. Henderson is a well traveled army brat who loves comedy and geek culture. After a stint in Los Angeles testing video games, performing comedy, and background acting Tony moved back to Georgia and hasn’t missed a Dragon Con since.

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