A new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer will debut tomorrow (3/28). Footage will explore a certain enhancement to Spider-Man’s suit that is obviously more genius than any gadget our hero has had in previous films.
Michael Keaton, plays the Vulture. In the Spider-Man comics, Vulture is a treacherous villain. Early versions gave him a feathered, winged suit that enhanced his strength and allowed him to fly, complete with a ruffled neck that made him look like a human vulture. After being wronged by his business partner, the electrical engineer turned to a life of crime to support himself. The version of the villain Michael Keaton is playing has a bit of that blue collar flair, but his reason for turning to crime is a little different.
USA Today interviewed Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, who explained that Adrian Toomes is a businessman who runs a salvaging company in New York who cleans up after the destructive messes that superhero battles have created in recent years. However, he finds his business essentially taken out of his hands when Tony Stark steps in with a new government organization to oversee these kind of clean-up efforts.
With no business to keep his life afloat, Toomes teams up with new versions of other Marvel villains to create some trouble for Tony Stark and his new endeavor in New York City. Toomes teams up with Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) to sell stolen advanced technology and alien artifacts (from the attack on New York in The Avengers) that have been repurposed into weapons, giving criminals some dangerous new tools to commit felonies. Of course, that catches the attention of Spider-Man.
Michael Keaton adds, “Some people see themselves as victims — he sees himself a little bit like that. He probably would have a strong argument that he never got a fair shot — a lot of ‘Why not me? Where’s mine?’” Meanwhile, Eric Hauserman Carroll says the character “sort of becomes the dark Tony Stark. He thinks once he has this money and power, he’ll have more control of his life.”
It turns out that tiny spider symbol on Spider-Man’s chest is a flying spider drone.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.
Source: Slashfilm.com, USA Today.